Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/104896
Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis konferencijos medžiagoje Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or Scopus DB conference proceedings (P1a)
Field of Science: Miškotyra / Forestry (A004)
Author(s): Žalkauskas, Remigijus;Bartkevičius, Edmundas;Linkevičius, Edgaras;Bačkaitis, Julius;Godvod, Kšištof
Title: Do we need protective plantations along railways (Lithuanian case study)?
Is part of: Rural development 2017 [elektroninis išteklius]: bioeconomy challenges : proceedings of the 8th international scientific conference, 23-24th November, 2017, Aleksandras Stulginskis University. Akademija : Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Extent: p. 844-849
Date: 2017
Note: eISSN 2345-0916; eISBN 9786094491283
Keywords: Lineside vegetation;Railways;Protective plantations;Social preferences
Abstract: Differently to other European countries Lithuania has inherited from Soviet time period quite width protection zones of state importance with wooden plantations along railways. Those protection zones vary from 20 m (in cities) up to 45 -70 m (in rural areas) in one side. The planted or spontaneous wooden plantations within those zones occupy over 2 thous. ha. The status of protective plantations serve for multifunctional purposes by ensuring railway traffic safety, mitigating negative impact of railway traffic, exhibiting Lithuanian landscape for travellers, improving landscape connectivity, living and working environment quality. At the same time there is a challenge for proper management of those plantations and profitability. In the middle of XX century planted pioneer species reach or is going to reach mature age. There is the threat of increasing number of dangerous trees, challenge for ensuring continuous cover of protective plantations, their services and structure match for predominating function. This study presents the challenges for future development and society preferences to services of protective lineside plantations along railways. The results of analysis of present condition of railway lineside vegetation, as well the results of social survey showed, what it is not enough just to manage the dangerous trees for railway safeness but it is essential complex means for protective plantations development, services succession
Internet: https://www.vdu.lt/cris/bitstream/20.500.12259/104896/1/ISSN2345-0916_2017.PG_844-849.pdf
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/104896
http://doi.org/10.15544/RD.2017.181
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Rural Development 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges: Proceedings of the 8th International Scientific Conference
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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