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Title: Sprout initiation and growth for three years after cutting in an abandoned secondary forest in Kyoto, Japan
Authors: Imanishi, Ayumi
Morimoto, Junko
Imanishi, Junichi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Shibata, Shozo  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Nakanishi, Asami  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Osawa, Naoya  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Sakai, Shinjiro
Author's alias: 今西, 亜友美
Keywords: Suburban secondary forest
Vegetation management
Sprout ability
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: International Consortium of Landscape and Ecological Engineering and Springer
Journal title: Landscape and Ecological Engineering
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Start page: 325
End page: 333
Abstract: Secondary forests in Japan have been abandoned and the ecosystem has degraded since the high economic growth period. We carried out cutting in January in three small areas of a long-abandoned secondary forest and investigated the sprout initiation and growth of woody plants for three years in order to reveal the early stage of sprout regeneration and to understand the sprouting ability and characteristics of each species for effective management. The percentage of sprouted stumps and the number of sprouting shoots was substantially maximized in autumn in the first year. These results suggest that autumn monitoring in the first year after cutting shows the maximum percentage of sprouted stumps and the maximum sprout number when cutting was conducted in the dormant season. With regards to species characteristics, Eurya japonica showed a low percentage of sprouted stumps in the lower plot, where the mean diameter at breast height for this species was smaller than in the other plots. The sprouting ability of E. japonica was deemed to be influenced by parent tree size. Ilex pedunculosa and Lyonia ovalifolia var. elliptica had high percentages of sprouted stumps and many sprouts. These species are useful for obtaining sprouting shoots (e.g., for firewood), but it is difficult to control their sprouting.
Rights: (c) 2010 International Consortium of Landscape and Ecological Engineering and Springer-Verlag Tokyo
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1007/s11355-009-0090-7
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