Forest Health Monitoring Program in the National Park SumavaMinistry of Environment, Czech RepublicIFER - Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Jílové u Prahy, Czech Republic
1993 - 1998
The monitoring program of forest health in the National Park Sumava (NPS) is based on plots situated in 1x1 km grid. The monitoring methodology is related to the International Co-operative Program on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP-Forest). The aim of this monitoring program is to assess the extent and character of changes in development of forest ecosystems.
The monitoring of forest health in NPS has been carried out since 1993 on 524 monitoring plots with more than 25 thousands numbered trees. Forest health is assessed from a set of observed parameters (defoliation of whole crown, defoliation of upper third crown, type of tree top, amount of dry branches in crown, foliage color changes, breaks, bark beetle damages)