8 Sep 2017

Patterns of within-stem variations in wood specific gravity and water content for five temperate tree species

Topical collection : Estimation of standing forest biomass Intensive measurements of basic specific gravity and relative water content of lumens show that within-stem variations strongly depend on species and cannot be summarised through the typical patterns reported
30 Aug 2017

EuMIXFOR empirical forest mensuration and ring width data from pure and mixed stands of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) through Europe

This data set provides unique empirical data from triplets of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) across Europe. Dendrometric variables are provided for 32 triplets, 96 plots, 7555 trees and 4695 core
17 Aug 2017

Understanding biological characteristics of Acacia melanoxylon in relation to fire to implement control measurements

Acacia melanoxylon produces abundant seeds leading to large seed banks in the soil. These seeds display a large viability and their germination is stimulated by heat. To control the populations, it is necessary to remove adults and
17 Aug 2017

Importance of climate, anthropogenic disturbance and pathogens (Quambalaria coyrecup and Phytophthora spp.) on marri (Corymbia calophylla) tree health in southwest Western Australia

Anthropogenic disturbance and Phytophthora spp., influenced by climate, are resulting in a higher Quambalaria coyrecup infection probability in marri (Corymbia calophylla) and the development of cankers, causing a decline in marri health across the geographical range in
7 Aug 2017

Flammability of some companion species in cork oak (Quercus suber L.) forests

The high flammability of some companion species in Quercus suber forests, estimated in laboratory tests, could potentially generate an increase in fire vulnerability and in fire risk. Context. Recurrent wildfire is one of the main causes of
1 Aug 2017

Short-day photoperiods affect expression of genes related to dormancy and freezing tolerance in Norway spruce seedlings

Open Access Article Key Message Gene expression analysis showed that prolonged short day (SD) treatment deepened dormancy and stimulated development of freezing tolerance of Picea abies seedlings. Prolonged SD treatment also caused later appearance of visible buds
31 Jul 2017

The effect of coppice management on stump volume recovery in mechanized operations

Coppice stands result in slightly higher stump waste compared with planted stands, when felled mechanically by a harvester. Context. The large demand for wood fibre requires efficient production and cost-effective practices throughout the supply chain. Aims. The
31 Jul 2017

The potential of Eucalyptus plantations to restore degraded soils in semi-arid Morocco

Short-rotation forestry using eucalyptus in degraded oak forests in the semi-arid area of NW Morocco can be a useful strategy to avoid further degradation and carbon loss from this ecosystem, but it might be constrained by nutrient
26 Jul 2017

SharedIt, a Springer Nature initiative to legally share an article full-text

        There are several ways to share a published article with your network. The well-known options are Email, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn but until now, only subscribers could access the full content of the
25 Jul 2017

The use of the first industrial X-ray CT scanner increases the lumber recovery value: …

…case study on visually strength-graded Douglas-fir timber. Industrial computed tomography scanning of logs provides detailed information on timber quality prior to sawing. A sawing simulation—considering log rotation angle and knot size accuracy—revealed an average value increase of