Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 34, No. 5, 2003, pp. 355–358. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 5, 2003, pp. 392–394. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Maksimenko. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Solving the Ecological Problems of Sand-Coquina Landscapes in the Eastern Sea of Azov Region by Means of Afforestation A. P. Maksimenko Krasnodar Experimental Forest Enterprise, ul. Kurgannaya 136, Stanitsa Elizavetinskaya, Krasnodar, 350916 Russia Received July 2, 2002 More than 25 years ago, we established plantations its destruction will release a great amount of chemically of various tree and shrub species over an area of active energy. Other tree stands on the immature sand- 3500 ha, including 500 ha in the Dolzhanskii Experi- coquina soil are much inferior by this parameter, with mental and Production Station, on sand-coquina depos- the productivity of birch and ailanthus tree stands being its in the eastern Sea of Azov Region, where the vege- only 4–6 t/ha of organic matter. The shrubs have better tation was virtually absent (Maksimenko, 1978, 2001; adapted to the local conditions, and their average pro- Maksimenko et al., 1999). duction on these plantations has reached 18 t/ha. In more mature landscapes (Table 2), birch stands and The long-term comprehensive investigations in
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Published: Oct 7, 2004
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