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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): Pilkauskas, Mantas;Augustaitis, Algirdas;Marozas, Vitas
Title: Growth peculiarities of European beech trees outside their natural distribution range in Lithuania
Is part of: Rural development 2011 : 5th international scientific conference, 24-25 November, 2011, Akademija : proceedings. Akademija : Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Vol. 5, b. 2 (2011)
Extent: p. 106-110
Date: 2011
Keywords: European beech;Tree ring width;Meteorological parameters;Sensitivity
Abstract: European beech seems to be a successful tree species outside their distribution range in the north-eastern part of Europe. Prussian foresters promoted European beech in western and south-western parts of Lithuania in the nineteenth century by planting these trees in Scots pine stands. This forest management practice ensured beech migration towards north-east, what resulted in arising of the new issues concerning sensitivity of European beech to current environmental changes, in areas outside their natural distribution range. Dendrochronological analysis of these trees revealed that wormer dormant period and precipitation amount over the entire year positively affected beech tree growth in Lithuania. Only the effect of summer air temperature on beech tree ring formation demonstrated different significance, i.e. on the seaside summer air temperature positively resulted in tree ring width, meanwhile in the central part of Lithuania – negatively. Further investigation in this field will allow explain this difference in beech growth formation and sensitivity to summer heat in Lithuania. Despite this we can conclude that seaside and south-western parts of Lithuania are rather favourable for beech growth under the changing climate conditions in Lithuania
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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