Condition, structure and productivity of pine forests of State Enterprise “Lymanske Forest Economy”
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Specificities of structure, productivity and condition of pine forests in State Enterprise “Lymanske Forest Economy” are considered on a typological basis. According to the analysis of the Forest Fund database, it is established that in the forest area pure pine stands dominate in fresh and dry infertile sites and fresh fairly infertile sites, which is determined by climatic conditions and the ratio of relief types. Pine stands are medium productive: the average site index is I,7, the average density of stocking is 0.76. The largest parts of the area are occupied by stands of VI–VIII age classes. Using GIS Field-Map on the experimental sites, the assessment of the main components of forest ecosystems was carried out, and the health condition of pine stands was determined. By condition, the pine forests are characterized as weakened and severely weakened. The health condition index excluding dead trees ranges from I.53 to II.70. The worst condition was observed in areas damaged by fires (II.49–II.70). The main factors that negatively affect the forest condition (change in groundwater level, disease, damage by fires) were identified.

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Prikhodko, O. B., Pasternak, V. P., & Yarotsky, V. Y. (2019). Condition, structure and productivity of pine forests of State Enterprise “Lymanske Forest Economy”. Forestry and Forest Melioration, (135), 24-29. https://doi.org/10.33220/1026-3365.135.2019.24

Abstract

Specificities of structure, productivity and condition of pine forests in State Enterprise “Lymanske Forest Economy” are considered on a typological basis. According to the analysis of the Forest Fund database, it is established that in the forest area pure pine stands dominate in fresh and dry infertile sites and fresh fairly infertile sites, which is determined by climatic conditions and the ratio of relief types. Pine stands are medium productive: the average site index is I,7, the average density of stocking is 0.76. The largest parts of the area are occupied by stands of VI–VIII age classes.

Using GIS Field-Map on the experimental sites, the assessment of the main components of forest ecosystems was carried out, and the health condition of pine stands was determined. By condition, the pine forests are characterized as weakened and severely weakened. The health condition index excluding dead trees ranges from I.53 to II.70. The worst condition was observed in areas damaged by fires (II.49–II.70). The main factors that negatively affect the forest condition (change in groundwater level, disease, damage by fires) were identified.

https://doi.org/10.33220/1026-3365.135.2019.24
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