Old Norway spruce plantation from 1949.

This stand is located in the Ardenne near Willerzie (49.9564N, 4.8327E) and is part of the European long-term forest monitoring network (level II plot of ICP-forests). It has been classically managed as even-aged stand with thinning operations every six years (cutting cycle). In 2009, Norway spruce seedlings were present sporadically but their abundance is increasing with time.

Main stand characteristics in 2018:

  • Density: 220 trees/ha
  • Basal area: 31.8 m²/ha
  • Mean girth: 135 cm
  • Dominant height: 32 m

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