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Beech forests and their vitality status in eastern Germany

, : Beech forests and their vitality status in eastern Germany. Beitrage fur die Forstwirtschaft 25(4): 157-168

Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forests occur in their ecological optimum and also on very marginal sites in E. Germany. Atmospheric pollution has affected branching, foliage density, nutrition, fruiting, increment, and pests and diseases. Beech soils exhibit an increase in acidity, loss of basic cations, and an increase of nitrophile ground vegetation.

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