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Loginov, Dmitry, 2012. Oak in mixtures and monocultures : results from the Snogeholm study area in southern Sweden. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

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Abstract

Oak is a tree specie with fine, high valued wood and thereby timber of oak has high
economical value. One drawback of growing oak is the expensive establishment cost due
to high seedlings price. Establishing and growing oak in mixed stands could be a solution
for this problem. Another problem with oak management is a quality of oak trees as it
could be easily reduced due to e.g. crooks, epicormic branches, forks (double stems).
Different mixtures will influence the possibilities to get oak trees with high quality. This
study was carried out in the 16 years old plantations in Snogeholm study area in southern
Sweden. Oak is growing in monoculture and in mixture with different tree species in this
area. The oak specie is Pedunculate oak (Quercus Robur) for all stands except one
monoculture plantation with Sessile oak (Quercus Petraea). There were studied 10
different planting methods where oak was growing together with spruce in different
arrangements, beech, lime and birch. It was found that it worth to plant oaks in mixture
with conifers, the best solution is to plant oak in mixture with spruce in groups. Mixtures
will provide higher total volume than in monoculture and better crop oaks quality. Mixture
of oak with beech gave the lowest quality for oak.

Main title:Oak in mixtures and monocultures
Subtitle:results from the Snogeholm study area in southern Sweden
Authors:Loginov, Dmitry
Supervisor:Agestam, Eric
Examiner:Ekö, Per-Magnus
Series:Master thesis / SLU, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Volume/Sequential designation:185
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:SM001 Euroforester - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Keywords:oak, potential crop oak, spruce, quality, mixture
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-999
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-999
Subjects:Forestry production
Language:English
Deposited On:15 Mar 2012 10:23
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:25

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