NAIC Forest Research Institute

Püspökladány, Hungary

NAIC Forest Research Institute

Püspökladány, Hungary
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Redei K.,NAIC Forest Research Institute | Keseru Z.,NAIC Forest Research Institute | Raso J.,NAIC Forest Research Institute
Silva Balcanica | Year: 2015

A more intensive integrated research and development approach to the work carried out on the growth on sandy soils of stands of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) has been adopted in recent years, revealing several factors influencing stand growth. The fact that certain ecological factors influencing fundamentally the growth of trees have become unfavourable in Hungary in recent years has led to the more extensive use of black locust in the course of afforestation and forest regeneration schemes. The study presents a new, simplified tending operation model for black locust stands and age, growing space and target diameter models suitable for qualitaty log production and for mass assortments. The simplicity of these practiceoriented models may foster the qualitative development of black locust management in Hungary and in some other countries where this tree species may gain greater acceptance by landowners and the forest industry.

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