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Plastic growth response of European beech provenances to dry site conditions

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This chapter analyses four beech provenances with different origin growing together in a provenance trial at Fruška Gora Mountain. Three provenances originating from mesic sites of Central and Northern Europe were selected and compared with a local provenance on a dry site in Serbia. Tree-ring width, mean vessel area, vessel density and water conductive area were analysed for the period from 2006 to 2012. All beech provenances responded quite similarly to the site conditions prevailing in the Serbian trial. The ability of beech provenances from moist sites to respond similarly to the dry climate conditions as the local provenance should be taken into the account when modelling the future distribution of beech under climate change. Results showed that provenances originating from mesic sites thanks to high plastic response, can adjust to the generally dry conditions in Serbia and showed similar productivity rates and wood structures like the local provenance.

Keywords: beech provenances; Europe; Fruška Gora Mountain; plastic; Serbia; tree-ring width



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