Long-term effects of increment coring on Norway spruce mortality
Abstract:Increment coring of trees is a standard method in dendrochronology, wood anatomy, forest ecology, and forestry. However, increment coring is an invasive method that may result in tree decay and decreased physical stability of the cored tree. The long-term effects of coring on tree mortality are poorly understood for any tree species because long-term data sets are rare. We present results from a 40-year study on the effects of coring on tree mortality in a near-primary Norway spruce (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Forest Ecology, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich, Universitätstr. 22, CHN G 63, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland. 2: Biogeographical Modelling, BayCEER, University of Bayreuth, DE-95440 Bayreuth, Germany. 3: FWH-Consulting, A-9411 St. Michael/Lavanttal, Austria.
Publication date: 2011-12-01
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