Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) forests in Atlantic Europe: changes in forest management and possible consequences for carbon sequestration

@article{Mason2011SitkaS,
  title={Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) forests in Atlantic Europe: changes in forest management and possible consequences for carbon sequestration},
  author={Bill Mason and Michael P. Perks},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={72 - 81}
}
  • B. Mason, M. Perks
  • Published 21 March 2011
  • Geography
  • Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
Abstract Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) was introduced in Atlantic Europe in the nineteenth century. Forests of this species are the major forest type in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with substantial areas in Norway, France and Denmark. Most forests are managed under a patch clearfelling regime on comparatively short (35–50 years) rotations. However, forest policies in a number of countries seek to increase the structural and species diversity of Sitka spruce forests: such… 
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