Marking trees for tree ringing in GGE Gotenica
One of the measures to improve the condition of the white-backed woodpecker habitat is tree ringing. Tree ringing is a forestry measure where by removing the bark, cambium and the last few annual rings of the wood we weaken the competitive ability of tree to such an extent, that they slowly die. In comparison with the conventional thinning, where cut trees are removed from the stand, ringed trees remain in the stand, slowly decompose and in this way contribute to the greater proportion of deadwood, which is the key “substrate” for the insects, the main prey for white-backed woodpecker.
Before carrying out tree ringing, selected trees must be marked. On 07.04.2017 the representatives of Slovenian forestry Service, Regional unit Kočevje and representatives of The Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation together marked trees for tree ringing in approximately 7.5 hectares of pole stands (trees 10 to 30 cm in diameter).
This event is an important contribution in the transfer of knowledge and strengthening of relations between the two institutions/project partners.
News prepared by The Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation.