Growth trends of major forest tree species

Since the 1990s, long-term growth trends of the main forest tree species have been influenced by the accelerated warming observed across the Czech Republic. Knowledge of long-term growth trends under unstable climate conditions is essential from a scientific and practical point of view. Cold regions, where radial growth is accelerating due to climate warming, can contribute to mitigating climate change by intensifying carbon sequestration from the atmosphere into biomass. By contrast, growth declines in dry regions significantly weaken the carbon sequestration capacity of these ecosystems. Moreover, prolonged declines in growth are a valuable signal of declining prosperity and can provide an early warning of increased mortality risks for a given forest stand.

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