Pfynwald - Switzerland

Basic Information
Site Name
Pfynwald
Short name
PFYN
Country
Switzerland
Site Manager
Site Description
As the largest contiguous pine forest in Switzerland, the Pfyn forest in Canton Valais (46° 18' N, 7° 36' E, 615 m ASL) offers the best conditions for such measurements. In light of this, a WSL research team installed a long-term experiment of 20 years duration in the Pfyn forest. The average temperature here is 9.2°C, the yearly accumulated precipitation is 657 mm (average 1961-1990). The pines in the middle of the forest are about 100 years old and 10.8 m high. The test area has 876 trees covering 1.2 ha divided into 8 plots of 1'000 m2 each (Image 4). Between the months of April and October four of these plots are irrigated by a sprinkler system providing an additional 700 mm of water, annually. In the other four plots, the trees grow under natural, hence relatively dry conditions.
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2020-06-29 10:06:52

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2003
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Geographic
Size
1.20ha
Elevation (average)
615.00msl
Elevation (min)
612.00msl
Elevation (max)
620.00msl
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LTER Switzerland (LTER_EU_CH_020)This site is a verified "LTER Switzerland" member.
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