Volume 13, Number 48 (7-2009)                   JWSS 2009, 13(48): 415-425 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohammad nejad kiasari S, Safaee M, Nourozi S, Ahmadian H, Mataji A. The Evaluation of Protection along with Water Spreading Operations on The Quantitative Improvement of Greek Juniper Seedlings (Juniper excelsa Bieb.) (Case study: Mazandaran – Poshtkoh Watershed). JWSS. 2009; 13 (48) :415-425
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-1016-en.html

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Determination of suitable species is the most important factor in success of forestation in unfavorable conditions. One of the least costly and the shortest ways for introduction of adaptable species in an area is recognition of the plants that grow naturally. The objective in this study was to find out the effects of protection and water spreading operations on the quantitative improvement of Greek Juniper seedlings. In this study, the areas of water spreading station (Research station of Poshtkoh Water spreading) and an area in western section of water spreading station (an area as control) along the Poshtkoh watershed were chosen. The research was performed on counting of Greek Juniper (Juniper excelsa) in each of two areas. The ratio estimation method was used in a randomized systematic design in strips with the width of 50 meters and 200 meters apart for registration of qualitative parameters of Greek Juniper (Juniper excelsa). The total surface of areas was 600 ha and inventory with intensity of 16 percent has been done. This study showed that in spite of the less number of Greek juniper trees per ha in the station (0/104) in relation to the number of Greek juniper trees per hectare out of the station (0/666), the number of the Greek juniper seedlings in the station was eight times (8.34) more than the number of the Greek juniper seedlings out of the station. As to the effect of protection and water spreading operations on natural growth and increase of number of Greek Juniper seedlings in the station, forestation using this species in this area is recommended.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2010/04/5

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