Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 359

Full Length Research Paper

Comparison of the trees regeneration at different distances from Alang Dareh forest roads considering tourist pressure

Aidin Parsakhoo*
  • Aidin Parsakhoo*
  • Department of Forestry, Faculty of Forest Sciences, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran.
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Mohammad Hadi Moayeri
  • Mohammad Hadi Moayeri
  • Department of Forestry, Faculty of Forest Sciences, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran.
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Majid Poursadeghi
  • Majid Poursadeghi
  • Department of Forestry, Faculty of Forest Sciences, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran.
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  •  Received: 14 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 27 July 2014
  •  Published: 30 July 2014

Abstract

Natural regeneration is the most important factor in survival and sustaining forest parks. This study was conducted to compare the regeneration frequency of trees species at distances of 15, 40 and 80 mfrom roads considering tourist pressure in Alang Dareh forest park. Results show that number of high seedling in low tourist pressure area was more than that of area with severe tourist pressure. Moreover, total number of seedlings in low tourist pressure area was more than that of area with severe tourist pressure. Lowest number of seedlings was recorded at distance of 80 m from road edge because of the tourist density and consequently soil compaction.

Key words: Tourist pressure, regeneration, forest road, Alang Dareh park.