Dagnija Lazdiņa, Andis Lazdiņš, Baiba Bambe
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
afforestation, cut-over-peatland, fertilization, wastewater-sludge
Theme VII. Ecology and management on forested peatlands
The aim was to determine the potential of natural sowing and planting of trees in conjunction with fertilizers containing P and K as afforestation method in peatlands. The area was fertilized with wastewater sludge, mineral fertilizers and liming material and trees planted. The amount of natural seedlings exceeded the number of living planted trees and natural ground vegetation cower was formed at all trials except control plots. Variations in amount and height of seedlings, vegetation cover and number of species correlated linearly with applied fertilizer. Natural sowing in combination with fertilization can be recommended in afforestation of cut-over peatlands.