Cristian Mihai Enescu, Lucian Dincă
Full Text PDF | eutric cambisol, forest soils, luvisol, preluvisol, Sălaj.
It is well known that the forest soils represent the key element of the forest site, the knowledge of their diversity and characteristics being crucial for a sustainable forest management perspective. The purpose of this study was to highlight the diversity of the forest soils from Sălaj County. Special attention was also given to typical soil characteristics, such as soil pH and humus content. Data from the forest management plans issued between 1989 and 2012 of the state-owned forest districts within Sălaj Forestry Directorate were taken into consideration. The most common forest soils across Sălaj County were the preluvisols, luvisols and eutric cambisols. High amplitude was recorded both in the case of the soil reaction and humus content. In general, the forest soils across Sălaj County are favorable for the main tree species from the region, namely the oaks, mainly pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.), sessile oak [Q. petraea (Matt.) Liebl.] and Turkey oak (Q. cerris L.), and the beech (Fagus sylvatica L.).