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The Oak- Ecology, History, Management and Planning II, Conferance, Isparta, Turkey, 1 - 03 June 2010, vol.1, no.1, pp.86
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THREATS TO OAK DOMINATED STANDS IN BELGRADE
(IN CASE OF DEER BREEDING AREA)
Belgrade forest is one of the outstanding forested lands in İstanbul. It covers 7500
ha area and oak species are dominated 75% of the area. Stability of the oak dominated
stands is decreasing. Storm toppling and dieback are common in the oak dominated areas.
According to the last records, every two years intervals blowdowns are occured. 13.293
cubic meter wood was harvested, because of uprooting and dieback in Bentler forest
district. Effects of the slope, slope position and aspect on the blowdown were evaluated.
Fall down of the trees were observed mainly on upper slopes, 15- 40 % slopes and
Northern facing aspects in deer breeding area. Deer browsing also is an important factor
on the health and stability of the trees. Deers are over populated and soil compaction is a