Beskydy 2016, 9, 41-48

Comparison of the herb layer composition in stands of several tree species in the Louny region

Jiří Viewegh1,2, Stanislav Miltner1, Karel Matějka3, Vilém Podrázský1

1Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Kamýcká 1176, CZ – 165 21 Praha 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic
2Štěpánovice 52, CZ – 666 02 p. Předklášteří, Czech Republic
3IDS, Na Komořsku 2175/2a, CZ – 143 00 Praha 4 – Komořany, Czech Republic

Influence of introduced northern red oak stands (Quercus rubra L.) on herb understory with comparison with herb understory of autochthonous Sessile oak (Quercus petraea agg. L) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) was observed in Louny region area on 14 plots. The analysis of the ground vegetation was performed using classical phytosociological methods. Significant changes were not determined in the site character, when comparing particular tree species stands, the differences consisted especially in the natural regeneration of tree species. Northern red oak showed a tendency of more fast penetration in the neighboring stands.


This article was supported by the Czech Ministry of Agriculture Scientific Agency QJ1530298 - Optimizing the use of ameliorative and stabilizing tree species in the forests.


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