Country: Portugal

The thickness of cork oak trees varies highly, even when they are located in the same geographical location or stand. The objective was to
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The forest area of stone pine, Pinus pinea, has increased significantly in Portugal in the last 30 years, following the same trend of other
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The Dryocosmus kuriphilus insect, chestnut gall wasp, introduced in Portugal in 2014, represents a serious threat to the national production of chestnuts. Over the
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Evaluate the influence of tree size, stand characteristics, debarking coefficients and climatic variables on cork thickness and its evolution between consecutive cork extraction operations,
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There are several requirements and experiences for a successfull graft, that are reviewed in the following from a practical point of view.In coastal regions
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Rational fertilization can improve tree health, growth and potentially benefit pine cone and pine nut production. The reduction of forest exploitation costs without neglecting
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Silvo-pastoral systems are quite common in the Alentejo region of south Portugal. Bringing together economic profitability and ecological sustainability is challenging and requires a
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Reducing the amount of damages in the cork oak forest is very important in terms of the sustainability of this ecosystem. Although some of
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Allometric models establish relationships between tree morphological parameters and the respective biomass in its various components, allowing to make forest carbon estimates. In this
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The formation pruning is an operation usually defined in forest management plans established for cork oak stands plantations. It aims at removing tree branches,
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