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Individual study: Longterm monitoring of sessile oak Quercus robur mortality in even-aged, non-intervention high forest at Blean Woods RSPB Reserve, Kent, England

Published source details

Walter M. (2005) Longterm monitoring of sessile oak Quercus robur mortality in even-aged, non-intervention high forest at Blean Woods RSPB Reserve, Kent, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 37-38

Summary

A long term monitoring scheme was established to examine the mortality rate of sessile oak Quercus robur trees in an even aged forest. Of 1,835 marked trees, only 15 died in the six years of the study. It is suggested that large samples (2,000-5,000 indivivdual trees) may be required to ensure meaningful results from such studies.