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        Abstract - Issue Mar 2009, 30 (3)                                                                                                             Back



Interactions between marine facultative epiphyte Chlamydomonas sp

Effects of release cutting on the development of young natural lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani A. Rich) stands of western Mediterranean region of Turkey

Ramazan Ozcelik* and Unal Eler

Faculty of Forestry,? Suleyman Demirel University? - 32260, East Campus, Cunur, Isparta, Turkey

(Received:? May 26, 2007; Revised received: August 30, 2007; Accepted: September 15, 2007)

Abstract: Release cutting is ecologically and economically one of the most important silvicultural treatments for establishing a new stand. The study was designed to determine the suitable silvicultural treatments of different spacing of thinning for release cutting on young natural lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani A. Rich) stands at the thicket stage. Studies were carried out at Bucak and G?lhisar forest districts in the Western Mediterranean region of Turkey between the years of 1999-2005. Results showed that release cutting treatment had a positive effect on diameter growth for individual trees with the 1.5 m x 3 m spacing and positively correlated with spacing of thinning. However, there was not significant effect of the thinning application on height growth of young natural Lebanon cedar stands.

Key words: Cedrus libani, Release cutting, Spacing, Diameter growth, Height growth

PDF of full length paper is available with author (*ramazan@orman.sdu.edu.tr)

 

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