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Variability of forest habitats in surveyed plots.

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posted on 13.09.2018, 17:45 by Jan Vondrák, Jiří Malíček, Zdeněk Palice, František Bouda, Franz Berger, Neil Sanderson, Andy Acton, Václav Pouska, Roman Kish

The prevailing forest type, a dense beech forest without intermixed tree species, is present in all plots (pale grey). Wet ravine forest with common Carpinus betulus is present in the lowermost plots 1 and 4 (black). Sun-lit mixed forest on limestone rocks and scree (medium grey) is present in plots 1, 2 and 4. Damp mixed forest on steep slope with limestone outcrops, dominated by Acer platanoides, A. pseudoplatanus, Fraxinus and Tilia, is present in plot 2 (dark grey). Sparse beech forest occurs in plot 3 (dark grey) at the artificially lowered timber line with the occurrence of large, old and deformed trees with weathered bark. Lower parts (up to 2 m height) of beech trunks in this forest type are sun-lit due to summer grazing and often harbour more than 40 lichen species.