Can tree species choice influence recruitment of ancient forest species in post-agricultural forest?

@article{Thomaes2010CanTS,
  title={Can tree species choice influence recruitment of ancient forest species in post-agricultural forest?},
  author={Arno Thomaes and Luc De Keersmaeker and An De Schrijver and K. Vandekerkhove and Pieter Verschelde and Kris Verheyen},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={212},
  pages={573-584}
}
Germination and establishment of ancient forest species are bottlenecks in forest habitat restoration. We hypothesised that tree species can influence these processes on acidification sensitive soils through their effects on the soil. Seeds of seven ancient forest species were sown in soil collected in a post-agricultural forest under four different tree species, notably Acer pseudoplatanus, Alnus glutinosa, Fagus sylvatica and Populus x euramericana. Germination of four species was affected by… CONTINUE READING