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Management problems in Mediterranean cork oak forests: post-fire recovery

Barberis, Antonio and Dettori, Sandro and Filigheddu, Maria Rosaria (2003) Management problems in Mediterranean cork oak forests: post-fire recovery. Journal of Arid Environments, Vol. 54 (3), p. 565-569. ISSN 0140-1963. Article.

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DOI: 10.1006/jare.2002.1079

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to present the results of a long-term research project carried out in north-east Sardinia, which aims to evaluate the effects of three different kinds of forest management (traditional trunk coppicing, branch pruning, and no sylvicultural practice) on the post-fire recovery of a cork oak (Quercus suber L.) stand.
The most and the least effective forestry operations appeared to be traditional trunk coppicing and the branch pruning, respectively. Where traditional trunk coppicing is considered strictly necessary, the opportunity of thinning some of the new suckers should be carefully considered, as modern harvesting techniques should be combined with appropriate strategies to protect the soil from erosion.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5131
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Post-fire recovery, suckers growth
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/03 Arboricoltura generale e coltivazioni arboree
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Economia e sistemi arborei
001 Università di Sassari > 02 Centri > Centro interdipartimentale Nucleo di ricerca sulla desertificazione
Publisher:Academic Press / Elsevier
ISSN:0140-1963
Deposited On:02 Dec 2010 10:14

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