Herbaceous ground vegetation in natural oak stands within south-east Forest-Steppe zone of Ukraine
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Keywords

herbaceous ground vegetation, biomass, fresh ash-lime oak forest, moist ash-lime oak forest

How to Cite

Andrushchenko, O. P., RumіantsevM. Н., & Bondar, O. B. (2018). Herbaceous ground vegetation in natural oak stands within south-east Forest-Steppe zone of Ukraine. Forestry and Forest Melioration, (133), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.33220/1026-3365.133.2018.3

Abstract

For the age range of natural seed-origin oak stands that grow within the fresh and moist ash-lime oak forests of south-east Forest-Steppe zone of Ukraine (in the Skrypayivske Training & Experimental Forest Enterprise), the species composition, biomass, moisture of the main types of ground vegetation and occurrence were determined in the investigation. A ground vegetation was most developed under the canopy of low-stocking (0.65) 157-year-old oak stand and was least developed under the canopy of closed (0.90) middle-aged forest stand. In composition of ground vegetation, Carex pilosa Scop. dominated in mixed natural oak stands in a fresh ash-lime oak forest. The representatives were also Stellaria holostea L., Brachypodium sylvatica (Huds) Beauv., Lathyrus vernus L. and Glechoma hederacea L. In oak stands in a moist ash-lime oak forest, the biomass of Carex pilosa Scop. in the 192-year-old oak stand was1.3 times higher as compared to the 79-year-old oak stand. Under the canopy of oak stands in a moist ash-lime oak forest the total projective ground vegetation covering was 30–40 % with predominance of Carex pilosa Scop., Aegopodium podagraria L., Asarum europaeum L. and Polygonatum odoratum L. in composition

https://doi.org/10.33220/1026-3365.133.2018.3
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