Conversion of clearcut beech coppices into high forests with continuous cover : A case study in central Italy

@inproceedings{Ciancio2006ConversionOC,
  title={Conversion of clearcut beech coppices into high forests with continuous cover : A case study in central Italy},
  author={Orazio Ciancio and Piermaria Corona and Andrea Lamonaca and Luigi Portoghesi and Davide Travaglini},
  year={2006}
}
Converting coppices into high forests with continuous cover has often been established during the last decades as a management goal in hilly and mountainous Mediterranean areas to attenuate the negative effects that frequent clearcutting may have on soil, landscape and biodiversity conservation. The silvicultural tool usually adopted for this purpose is the gradual thinning of sprouts during the long span of time required to complete the conversion, that also allows the owner to keep harvesting… CONTINUE READING
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