FutMon programme - collection of comprehensive data on tree vitality

Image taken using tower mounted hemispherical camera
Image taken using tower mounted hemispherical camera

Hemispherical photo of Oak canopy at Alice Holt
Hemispherical photo of Oak canopy at Alice Holt

This is FutMon programme work package D1.

Sites

* indicates a Level II forest monitoring plot.

Oak

Beech

Measurements

  • Species
  • Age
  • Crown condition
    • Fruiting
    • Crown diameter
    • Shoot architecture (ROLOFF)
  • Assessment of Webcam technology
  • Phenological recording of Spring flushing and autumn colouring
  • Litterfall fractionation
  • Leaf area index
  • Growth (permanent girth bands)

Output

  • Data on tree health and vitality
  • Assessment of new and existing vitality parameters
  • Test of tree health parameters
  • Assessment and development of Web cam technology
Oak canopy at Alice Holt - Summer 2009
Oak canopy at Alice Holt - Summer 2009
Oak canopy at Alice Holt - Winter 2009
Oak canopy at Alice Holt - Winter 2009