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SEEFOR 3 (1): 11-21
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15177/seefor.12-02 
 

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Variability of Diameter Increment of Taxodium (Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.) Under the Influence of Climatic Factors in the Area of Bačka Palanka in Serbia


Vladan Popović 1*, Mirjana Šijačić-Nikolić 2,  Tatjana Ćirković-Mitrović 1, Dušan Jokanović 2, Aleksandar Lučić 1, Ljubinko Rakonjac 1, Ljiljana Brašanac-Bosanac 1Zoran Dražić 3


1 Institute of Forestry, Kneza Viseslava 3, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
2 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry, Kneza Viseslava 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
3 Borova Street 5/6, Kneza Viseslava 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

* Corresponding author: e-mail: vladanpop79@gmail.com 

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POPOVIĆ V, ŠIJAČIĆ-NIKOLIĆ M, ĆIRKOVIĆ-MITROVIĆ T, JOKANOVIĆ D, LUČIĆ A, RAKONJAC LJ, NEVENIĆ R, BRAŠANAC-BOSANAC LJ, DRAŽIĆ Z 2012 Variability of Diameter Increment of Taxodium (Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.) Under the Influence of Climatic Factors in the Area of Bačka Palanka in Serbia. South-east Eur for 3 (1): 11-21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15177/seefor.12-02  


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Abstract

Background and PurposeKnowledge of the interaction between plant and climatic conditions is of great importance in establishment of new forests, especially in the introduction. Taxodium is an allochthonous species in Europe and this paper presents the data on the success of its introduction and adaptability to site conditions.
Material and Methods: For the analysis of the climate characteristics in Bačka Palanka have been used the data of the Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia for the period 1981-2010 regarding meteorological station Rimski Šančevi. Dendrometric analysis was performed on the dominant trees of Taxodium by taking an increment core at breast height using Pressler drill. On the increment cores was measured diameter increment per each year of the observed period. By the regression analysis was determined the correlation between the diameter increment and climate elements. 
Results and Conclusion: By research of influence of climate factors on the diameter increment of Taxodium trees can be concluded that with increasing of values of mean annual temperature and mean temperature during the growing season comes to a reduction in size of the diameter increment. The increase of the quantity of precipitation over a year, particularly during the growing season, leads to the increase of the diameter increment, and vice versa.

Keywords: Taxodium, climate, diameter increment, Bačka Palanka



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