Influence of cattle grazing on the density of oak seedlings and saplings in a Tabor oak forest in Israel

  • Published source details Dufour-Dror J. (2007) Influence of cattle grazing on the density of oak seedlings and saplings in a Tabor oak forest in Israel. acta oecologica, 31, 223-228.


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Prevent livestock grazing in forests

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Forest Conservation
  1. Prevent livestock grazing in forests

    A site comparison study in 2002 in subtropical dry forest in Israel (Dufour-Dror 2007) found that preventing cattle grazing increased the density of Tabor oak Quercus ithaburensis seedlings and young saplings. Density of young seedlings (<0.15 m height) and of young saplings (0.2 – 1.0 m height) in the grazed site was lower (seedlings: 4/ha; saplings: 14/ha) than in the ungrazed site (seedlings: 12/ha; saplings: 30/ha). Data were collected in 13 plots (333 m2) established in an ungrazed site (14 ha) and in 33 similar plots established in a grazed site (0.7 cows/ha; 458 ha).


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