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Tree inventory analysis in Văcăreşti Natural Park.


The present study comprises a tree inventory analysis in Văcăreşti Natural Park from Bucharest. It aims to deepen the research regarding the vegetation habitats mapping conducted in Văcăreşti in 2019. The inventory has been realized by analyzing each tree over 4 m high. The analyzed aspects included: identification of the species and cultivars, (DBH) diameter at breast height, land use, tree height, health status etc. A database comprising those aspects was created through a specialized software, including also the spatial distribution of all the analyzed trees in the natural park. A total of 4676 trees have been inventoried, covering 29 different species from 18 genera. The results revealed: a high percentage of native species, a low presence of invasive species, the dominant species identified in each habitat and the relationship between the local pedoclimatic conditions and the spatial distribution of tree vegetation. This study helps us to analyse the evolution of vegetation in this natural urban area. Considering also the continuous extension of palustrine and tree vegetation, we can observe a tendency of the development of an urban forest in the next decades.