THE VARIABILITY OF SELECTED FEATURES OF THE MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF SCOTS PINE INTRODUCED ON A RECLAIMED WASTE DUMP OF A FORMER SULFUR MINE IN PIASECZNO
 
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Department of Forest Ecology and Reclamation, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. 29 Listopada 46, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
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Department of Forest and Wood, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. 29 Listopada 46, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
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Marek Pająk   

Zakład Ekologii Lasu i Rekultywacji UR w Krakowie, Al. 29 Listopada 46, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
Publish date: 2016-09-20
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(4):83–90
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This paper presents the results of studies on the variability of selected features of the morphological structure of Scots pine trees, introduced on the post-mining lands in Piaseczno reclaimed for forestry. The field research was conducted in 2014 in the north-western part of a waste dump, on one-are circular sample plots. These plots were established in three groups, depending on the type of a substrate and the implemented reclamation treatments (1 – the Quaternary loose sands, 2 – mixed sediments of the Quaternary loose sands and the Tertiary Krakowiec clays, 3 – mixed sediments of the Quaternary loose sands and the Tertiary Krakowiec clays after an intensive preplant fertilization). The Scots pine trees introduced on the reclaimed dump displayed various crown structures and growth parameters. The longest and the widest crowns were recorded for the pine trees growing on mixed sediments of sands and clays, whereas the trees growing on loose sands had the smallest diameters at breast height.