Structural characteristics of a man-made linden stand at natural site of European beech, Mali Jastrebac-Serbia

  • Predrag Aleksić PE "Srbijašume" Belgrade
  • Milun Krstić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry, Kneza Višeslava 1, Belgrade, Serbia; email: milun.krstic@sfb.bg.ac.rs
Keywords: artifically established lime stands, beech site, bareland afforestation on terraces, soil erosion control

Abstract

The research was carried out in Large-leaved lime stands (Tilia grandifolia Ehrh.) by the afforestation of clearings in a beech site on the mountain Jastrebac in Serbia. The afforestation was carried out on terraces and bench terraces 1 m wide, spaced 5 m, with plant spacing 0,4 x 0,4 m, for the purpose of erosion control. This research proves that the aim of afforestation has been multiply achieved: soil erosion has been controlled, timber production is considerable. The conclusions of this research are significant for lime stand management and utilization of lime in bareland afforestation. The results emphasize the significant role of large-leaved lime in the afforestation of bare land on beech sites.

Published
2011-12-30
Section
Original Scientific Papers