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Magazine article, 2013

Tarmvridrøn i plantet kultur: det korte af det lange.

Skovsgaard, Jens Peter; Graversgaard, H.C.


In this paper we briefly summarize ecological and silvicultural characteristics of wild service tree (Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz), and based on personal experience we offer practical advice for forest management. Our main focus is silviculture for timber production. We specifically address site properties (soil type and exposure), nursery stock issues (plant type and genetic origin), abiotic and biotic production risks (frost, wind, browsing and rubbing), establishment practices (herbicides, fencing and tree shelters), pruning (formative and high pruning) and (early) growth performance. We also briefly address intangible values associated with wild service tree such as biodiversity enrichment and landscape aesthetics. Finally, we encourage more planting of wild service tree and the conscious application of suitable silvicultural practices.

Published in

2013, volume: 45, pages: 184-186

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Graversgaard, H.C.

UKÄ Subject classification

Forest Science

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