The impact of excessive cutting on tree condition
Henryk Kociel 1  
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Marzena Suchocka 2  
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Hazem Kalaji 2  
 
 
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Instytut Technologiczno-Przyrodniczy w Falentach, ul. Sarmacka 6/12 B, 02-972 Warszawa
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Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, ul Nowoursynowska 161, 02-782 Warszawa
Publish date: 2018-04-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2018; 2:65–72
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The research was carried out to verify the impact of incorrect care practices on the value of trees. The research was carried out on a fragment of a lime-tree alley, located on a local road connecting Wólka Świątkowa and Krynka in the Lublin province. One side of the alley has been subjected to abnormal cuts, exceeding 50% of the volume of the crown, while the other remains intact. For this purpose, an analysis of the impact of the applied treatments on the condition of trees on the Rollof scale, analysis of life prognoses using the SULE method and the analysis of tree values and the assessment of tree loss as a result of cuts ensuing from the use of incorrect treatments were conducted. The analyses confirmed that the use of incorrect cuts contributed to the decline in the value of trees. The loss is so large that 1/3 of damaged trees have no chance for long and safe; moreover, these trees have lost 68% of their value.
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Marzena Suchocka   
Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, ul Nowoursynowska 161, 02-782 Warszawa