Stem decay by Stereum sanguinolentum after red deer damage in the Českomoravská vrchovina Highlands

@inproceedings{Cermak2007StemDB,
  title={Stem decay by Stereum sanguinolentum after red deer damage in the Českomoravská vrchovina Highlands},
  author={Petr Cermak and Michal Strejcek},
  year={2007}
}
Damage caused by bark peeling and browsing by red deer to Picea abies was investigated in two localities in the Českomoravská vrchovina Highlands. 127 experimental plots of 50 × 50 m in size were monitored in stands aged from 15 to 93 years. In total, 44% of 16,700 inspected trees were damaged by bark peeling and browsing. The area of gaping wounds varied from 50 to 1,650 cm2. Stem decay affected 68% of the damaged trees. Some properties of the decay were analysed from 200 sample trees felled… CONTINUE READING

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