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Siberian Journal of Forest Science

2014 year, number 1

Plantation-Seeding Forest Plantations the New Method for Regeneration of Coniferous Forests at Large Clearings on Burned Lands

V.V. Tarakanov1, Yu.N. Il'ichev1, N.T. Bushkov2
1 West-Siberian Branch of V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Novosibirsk, Post Box 45, 630082 Russian Federation
2 Joint Stock Company Altai Forest
Larichiha village, Altai territory, 658700 Russian Federation
Keywords: reforestation, cuttings, burnt lands, seed cultures, big grafting seedlings

Abstract

The new method of restoration of coniferous stands on large felling areas on burnt lands that lack seed trees is discussed. It involves limited planting of big grafted seedlings of quality wood, that have a high level of seed production, with the purpose of the subsequent natural sowing on these territories. Results of two-year-old research on approbation of the method on cuttings on large felling areas on burnt lands in conditions of the mid-Ob' river pine forests are stated. A good viability of seed cultures is noted. There is damage of the grafting pines by elk. Therefore there is a problem of protecting plantations against elk. For preservation of a high level of genetic variability of pine stands it is desirable to use in seed cultures the best trees from local plantings.