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Manuscript deadline
30 September 2021

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Journal of Forest Research

Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Takuya Kajimoto (Guest Editor in Chief), Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan
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Dr. Tetsuto Abe, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan
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Dr. Tatsuya Otani, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan
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Can treeshelter rescue reforestation under deer foraging pressure? Effects on seedling growth, protection, and decision making

Forest damage caused by herbivore animals has become a problem in many parts of the world including Europe, USA and Japan. The tree shelter is a powerful device for preventing animal damage to tree seedlings. Various effects of treeshelter have been examined and new knowledge is accumulating as treeshelter products are improved. On the other hand, since the effect of the treeshelter varies greatly depending on the local environments (e.g., climate, herbivore density, amount of weeds, etc.) and species traits in the treeshelter, there are still many cases where the treeshelter does not work. Accordingly, it is important to further understand the characteristics of treeshelter and the limits of their application in each region. In order to make a decision whether to use a treeshelter in each site, comparison of the cost-effectiveness estimates with other methods such as exclusion fences is also important, but few studies have reached this point.

In this special feature, we focus on the case in monsoon Asia, which is hot and humid compared to Europe and USA, where there are many research cases. The purpose is to clarify the effects and limit of treeshelter on seedling growth and protection performance, and to examine the decision criteria for the applicability of treeshelters according to the local conditions. Although this special issue focuses on Asian cases, we welcome studies suitable for above aim even from outside monsoon Asia, and accept papers on the latest findings on novel treeshelter effects.

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Submission Instructions

This special issue accept the following types of article: Original Article, Short Communication and Review. Please select "Effects of Treeshelters" as Section/Category when submitting your paper through Editorial Manager, which is selectable only during the period of submission.

Important Dates

  • Period of Submissions: June 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
  • Peer Review: June 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021
  • Expected Publication Dates: February 2022 (Journal of Forest Research vol. 27, issue 1)

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