EGY KEVÉSSÉ KUTATOTT VADHATÁS NYOMÁBAN – SZARVAS KÉREGHÁNTÁSA BUDAKESZI KÖRZETÉBEN

Translated title of the contribution: Bark stripping by red deer was found in the vicinity of budakeszi – a kind of game damage formerly received little attention

J. Tamás, Zs Osi, P. Csontos

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Abstract

Intensive bark stripping by red deer was found in young forest stands near town Budakeszi, Hungary. Damaged trees were sampled in five 10 m by 10 m plots. In average, damaged zone started at 59 cm height and ended at 143 cm height from tree base. Considering tree and shrub species, debarking rate was the following: Fraxinus excelsior (89.3%), Euonymus europaeus (66.7%), Tilia platyphyllos (50.0%), Acer platanoides (40.0%) and Acer campestre (11.8%). In contrast, Acer pseudoplatanus, Cerasus avium, Crataegus monogyna and Quercus petraea trees remained untouched. Increasing human disturbance in the town's vicinity was discussed as a potential reason of the increased bark stripping activity of red deer.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Landscape Ecology
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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