A Study on the Growth Characteristics of Multi-layer Planted Trees through Growth Analysis - With a Focus on Seoul Forest Park -

  • Kim, Han Soo (Dept. of Ecology & Environment, Gyeonggi Research Institute) ;
  • Ban, Soo Hong (Dept. of Biological and Environmental Science, Graduate School, Dongguk Univ.)
  • Received : 2015.02.25
  • Accepted : 2015.03.24
  • Published : 2015.04.30


This study analyzed the growth characteristics of multi-layer planted trees through their growth analysis and attempted to present a management strategy. The subject of research is the Citizen's Forest Area of Seoul Forest Park located in Seoul City. Field surveys were conducted three times over eight years from 2005 when the Seoul Forest Park was created through 2013. Labels were attached to all trees in the target area, and their species, height and DBH were investigated. To identify the growth differences by trees in each area, a detailed tree location map was drawn up for use in the analysis. To check soil health, soil organic matter, soil pH and soil microbial activities were analyzed. It turned out that the growth of the multi-layer planted trees in the target area of research was higher than that of the trees in existing urban parks, and that it was similar to that of trees in natural forests. Through a field survey in the area with a remarkably low growth, high-density planting problem, soil was found to have excess-moisture and there was the problem of Pueraria lobata covering. As a result of the analysis of the soil, it was found that its organic content in the soil was lower; soil pH was higher; and microbial activities in the soil were lower when compared to that of natural forests.



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