Course code MežZ3071

Credit points 3

Forest Regeneration

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours64

Date of course confirmation19.01.2015

Responsible UnitDepartment of Silviculture

Course developer

author tēma ES29

Solveiga Luguza

Mg. silv.

Course abstract

The course includes land and soil preparation technology and technical analysis, regeneration type, the application of criteria analysis in the context of the stated objectives of reforestation. Throw analyzed tree species, planting/sowing thickness and reproductive material genetic and physiological effects on the quality of restoration success. Highlight the main methods of planting/sowing in protection against biotic and abiotic factors and thinning, to provide for a high level of carbon sequestration and contribute to foster adaptability, persistence.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

The study course includes students knowledge on major reforestation and afforestation aspects of applied techniques and technologies. Finishing the course students are competent to choose the most appropriate for different situations reforestation types, species composition, type of planting material, thickness, agro-technical care treatment, appreciate planting stock and planting/sowing protection measure execution quality. Students are able to describe the reforestation relationship with carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems and forest stands adaptation potential.

Compulsory reading

1. Mangalis I. Meža kultūras. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1989. 347 lpp.
2. Zālītis P. Mežkopības priekšnosacījumi. Rīga: LVMI "Silava": Et cetera, 2006. 220 lpp.
3. Zālītis P., Jansons J. Mērķtiecīgi izveidoto kokaudžu struktūra. Salaspils: Latvijas Valsts Mežzinātnes institūts "Silava", 2009. 80 lpp.
4. Ošlejs J. Ceļvedis Latvijas privāto mežu īpašniekiem. Rīga: Et cetera, 2005. 213 lpp.

Further reading

1. Bušs K. Praktiskā meža tipoloģija. Rīga: LatZTIZPI, 1981. 45 lpp.
2. . A/S LVM pasūtīto zinātnisko pētījumu atskaites (no 2004. gada), lejuplādējamas:;
3. LR Zemkopības ministrijas pasūtīto zinātnisko pētījumu atskaites (no 2004. gada), lejuplādējamas:

Periodicals and other sources

1. Mežzinātne ISSN 1407-270X;
2. Baltic Forestry ISSN 1392-1355;
3. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research ISSN 0282-7581.