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Abstract

Radial growth of alien and native tree species growing in LZD Rogów with regard to selected crown parameters.

Abstract

Paper analyses relationships between radial growth and seven crown-related parameters (crown length, relative length, width, slenderness, projection area and volume as well as single tree space) for ten alien and native tree species growing in 'common garden' conditions in the WULS-SGGW Forest Experimental Station in Rogów (central Poland). Significant correlation was found between 10- and 15-years mean tree-ring width and all analysed crown parameters as well as single tree space for Abies grandis, Abies nordmanniana and, except for crown length and its relative length, for Pinus sylvestris. No relationship was observed between radial increment of Larix decidua, Pseudotsuga menziesii and Quercus rubra and any of analysed crown parameters.