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Resultats del tractament per disminuir la competència de faig a la teixeda de la font del Vilar

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Results of the Treatment to Reduce the Competition of Beech in the Yew Forests at Font del Vilar (Montseny): The yew (Taxus baccata) is a special tree and the habitat of its populations is of community interest (9580*). In Montseny there are isolated specimens in several points of the massif or forming small stands, the most prominent of which are at Turó de l’Home and Font del Vilar in Pla de la Calma. In 2013, measures were taken to eliminate a good part of the competition of beeches with the yew population at Font del Vilar. In 2015 monitoring was begun in order to evaluate the conservation action by measuring the growth, regeneration and study of the floral composition of the forest. The results of this first period clearly demonstrate that yews have been favoured by logging as those that are in areas where competition has decreased grow more than those in dense areas. However, we still have to continue analysing their long-term evolution and the effects of treatment on regeneration.
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