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- Sakai, Atsushi, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of forest research 2016 v.21 no.3 pp. 131-142
- Chamaecyparis obtusa; buried seeds; canopy; mixed forests; plantations; seed dispersal; seedlings; species recruitment; stems; surveys; transmittance; trees; understory; Japan
- ... Heavy thinning may provide a feasible means to convert single-species coniferous plantations to broadleaved or mixed forests. To assess this possibility, we monitored tree seedling dynamics of other tree species, the understory microenvironment, and seed availability following heavy thinning (50 % by volume) in two hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) plantations in Shikoku, southwestern Japan. Conventio ...