VIRGIN FORESTS AND OLD GROWTH FORESTS OF HUTSULSHCHYNA NATIONAL PARK

O.O. Pogribnyy, Yu.P. Stefurak, V.V. Prorochuk, S.I. Fokshey

Abstract


The author analyses forest state enterprise Kutsky forestry and conducted inventory studying of their virgin old growth stands. The forest stands, live ground cover, fauna and microbiota of detected virgin and old growth forests are described. The detailed analysis by major diagnostic criteria represents the number of layers, the number of seedlings, typological analysis, and the amount of dead wood. The defined distributions of stands among the forestry according to forest categories in general and in the context of major forest species are highlighted. Some measures to preserve virgin forests and old growth forests are identified.

Keywords


virgin forest; old growth forest; stands; live ground cover; mycrobiota; the Red Book of Ukraine; the Green Book of Ukraine

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