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High Summer Temperatures and Reforestation Technique in Hot and Dry Countries

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In dry and hot countries in Europe, reforestation is accomplished ordinarily by planting in the center of holes or pits; after planting, a depression or basin is left on the bottom of which are placed, if available, two or three flat stones. With this technique the plants obtain more moisture from the soil. But it seems that the basin-and-stone technique often results in overheating of the plant environment, which can kill the plant. This article records the results of a detailed study of the effects of various types of basins and soil coverings on the micro-environment of the planted tree. A number of special measures are suggested for reducing heat losses in plantations in hot, dry climates.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Silviculture, University of Thessalonica, Greece

Publication date: December 1, 1947

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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