Damage analsysis in a copse of chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) located in Monti Cimini areas (Viterbo - Italy) derived from wrong thinning operation: a case study for the recovery and restoration of coppice wood
Pagano, M.; Fedrizzi, M.; Sperandio, G.; Guerrieri, M.; Bollati, S.; Sabatini, G.
II European congress on chestnut - Debrecen, Hungary, 09-12 October 2013
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The following has developed in order to illustrate the consequences of a wrong cut mode in a chestnut coppice located on the Cimini Mountains territory, in a central Italy, in the province of Viterbo and propose an intervention to restore the best of the coppice wood. The coppice in question, a surface area of ??3 acres, was to undergo a thinning operation on stumps about 2 years after the end of the round minimum allowed (14 years), silvicultural practices allowing plants remained to maximize the 'increase of volume increase that results and consequently obtain from the property a higher income. According to good silvicultural standards and customs, the cuts of thinning of this type are to affect a variable percentage between 10 and 20% of the number of plants present on the soil. the company erred wooded cutting and thinning has performed an almost total an area of ??approximately 2 acres, eliminating 86% of the plants present including several saplings and thus creating a large area with little tree cover. The Proposals for action, concerning the restoration of soil to bring it back to structural conditions and homogeneous to a normal crop cycle typical of the species. It is proposed to bring forward the cut end of the shift to allow a better development of the natural regeneration and to have in the future cutting woody material with characteristics qualitatively homogeneous.