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Abstract

Increasing the forage possibilities of Quercus faginea woodlands.

Abstract

A Q. faginea woodland at Alcarria, Guadalajara, was thinned to densities of (a) 1780, (b) 1050 or (c) 750 trees/ha and stump shoot production and its growth cycle were investigated. Total shoot DM production increased with increase in thinning intensity ((a) < (b) < (c)). Leaf:stem ratio decreased with shoot age and was not influenced by thinning intensity. The ratio was approx. 50% in shoots younger than 2 months and 35% in shoots older than 5 months. Moisture content was similar in leaves and stems. It was not affected by thinning intensity and decreased with increase in shoot age.