Beech population in Sievershausen
Photo: UPB-Projektgruppe Trier

Forest in the catchment area of the river Obere Ilme

The sampling site for beech comprises six sampling places. On all of these the forest is managed. The beeches stand in sparse to closed deciduous stands.


  • As the most dominant deciduous tree species in Central Europe, it plays a significant role in most nearly natural and also anthropogenically influenced forest ecosystems up to an altitude of 1100 m.


Sampling period

1999 - 2021