The layout of the test areas, which is based on the so-called Nelder circle design, makes it possible to obtain data for a wide range of factors in an oak forest at different growth densities in an ideal way.
In the process, the English oak trees are planted according to a specific method in concentric circles according to predetermined GPS co-ordinates.
The project is particularly suitable for analyzing the climate-relevant carbon storage of forests and the consequences for the biodiversity of different forms of plant cover.
The growth-related use of Nelder circles is unique to Central Europe.
Forest ecosystem and oak-tree habitat: You can find more information here.