Silvicultural trial in 4 blocks
Plots of the Castillonville Domain (refer to general map)
Biomass production and interactions with the environment
Examples of questions asked
What are the environmental impacts of the different treatments?
What are their agronomic effects on trees and stands?
Is the access to ground water modified?
A silvicultural trial in 4 complete randomized blocks, made of 8 plots each including 8 plots, which will allow the comparison in « split-plot » of 8 silvicultural treatments and preparatory tillage.
The 8 treatments include maritime pine, eucalyptus, taeda pine, a mix of 6 species as well as different stand densities and use of legumes, organic amendment (compost) and fertilization (ash).
This device allows the measures of variables such as:
- Individual growth and population
- The biomass production by stratum and compartment (leaves, branches, trunk, bark, roots, litter)
- The strata leaf area index per species
- The composition and species richness
|Map of Castillonville silvicultural trial device|
|Maritime pine "Low Input"|
|Maritime pine of "Standard" reference|
|Maritime pine "Optimized Nutrition"|
|Maritime pine "Biomass"|
|"Mixed Semi-Dedicated" (Maritime pine and Eucalyptus in coppice forest)|
|Mix of 6 species|
For more details, please refer to the description of plant material and silvicultural treatments.