Productivity and condition of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra var. Austriaca Asch. et Gr.) in central and north-eastern parts of Ukraine
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Results of the study of the Austrian pine stands in Kirovohrad, Kharkiv and Sumy Regions carried out in 2017 and 2018 are presented. In Ukrainian Forest-Steppe and Steppe, 4 stands of 27–117 years old were studied; 27-year-old plantations are progeny of the oldest in the study stands. The stands were evaluated by their growth, quality of their trunks, their condition as well as by reproduction parameters. A 3-point scale was used in the comprehensive assessment of the stands. In all the studied plantations, Austrian pine falls behind Scots pine in height, but in 2 out of 5 cases it prevails in diameter. It is characterized by higher-quality trunks and better condition. According to the comprehensive assessment results, Austrian pine obtained more or the same points as Scots pine. It was confirmed that Austrian pine is perspective to be used for forests and protective stands on eroded soils. It is capable of performing reclamation functions under moderate recreational load. Moreover, due to its high decorative nature, it is suitable for landscaping.

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Tereshchenko, L. I., Los, S. A., Petrenko, M. I., & Samoday, V. P. (2019). Productivity and condition of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra var. Austriaca Asch. et Gr.) in central and north-eastern parts of Ukraine. Forestry and Forest Melioration, (135), 68-78. https://doi.org/10.33220/1026-3365.135.2019.68

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Results of the study of the Austrian pine stands in Kirovohrad, Kharkiv and Sumy Regions carried out in 2017 and 2018 are presented. In Ukrainian Forest-Steppe and Steppe, 4 stands of 27–117 years old were studied; 27-year-old plantations are progeny of the oldest in the study stands. The stands were evaluated by their growth, quality of their trunks, their condition as well as by reproduction parameters. A 3-point scale was used in the comprehensive assessment of the stands. In all the studied plantations, Austrian pine falls behind Scots pine in height, but in 2 out of 5 cases it prevails in diameter. It is characterized by higher-quality trunks and better condition. According to the comprehensive assessment results, Austrian pine obtained more or the same points as Scots pine. It was confirmed that Austrian pine is perspective to be used for forests and protective stands on eroded soils. It is capable of performing reclamation functions under moderate recreational load. Moreover, due to its high decorative nature, it is suitable for landscaping.

https://doi.org/10.33220/1026-3365.135.2019.68
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