Vestskoven - Denmark

Basic Information
Site Name
Vestskoven
Short name
Vestskoven
Country
Denmark
Site Description
Vestskoven is a 15 km2 ongoing afforestation area located 15 km west of central Copenhagen. Since 1967 arable land has successively been bought up for afforestation in order to establish a large forest area for outdoor activities and wood production. In 1998, afforestation chronosequences in oak (Quercus robur) and Norway spruce (Picea abies) were established as a research platform to quantify soil carbon dynamics, water recharge, nitrogen budgets and ground vegetation species diversity. The soil and grund vegetation species composition were resampled in the chronosequences after 13 years in 2011. Since 2003, an ICP-Forests Level II/Core plot with integrated monitoring under the UN Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) is placed in an oak stand. Monitoring has developed over time. There is no time limit on the monitoring financed by the Ministry of Environment and Food in Denmark.
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2021-07-16 03:07:06

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1967
Observed properties
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Geographic
Size
1500.00ha
Elevation (average)
24.00msl
Elevation (min)
23.00msl
Elevation (max)
68.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
ICP ForestsThe affiliation of this site with "ICP Forests" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
LTER Denmark (LTER_EU_DK_02)This site is a verified "LTER Denmark" member.
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