Selective bark-stripping of beech, Fagus sylvatica, by free-ranging horses

A.T. Kuiters, L.A.M. van der Sluijs, G.A. Wytema

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Incidence and intensity of bark-stripping by horses was surveyed in stands and tree lanes of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in Veluwezoom National Park, by using transects. Damage was apparent on 38% of beech trees, and 11% were seriously damaged (score 3 or more). Susceptibility to bark-stripping was found to be strongly size dependent, with highest damage rates occurring at the smaller DBH classes (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
JournalForest Ecology and Management
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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