The effect of sapling quality on survival in afforestation studies


  • Durmus Cetinkaya PhD



Seedling quality, Afforestation, Survival


It is known that afforestation works maintain ecological balance, improve air quality, promote biodiversity and increase the vital role of trees in ecosystems and human well-being by providing economic benefits. In this respect, afforestation; It is crucial for mitigating environmental challenges such as deforestation, climate change and erosion. It also provides opportunities for sustainable resource use, including timber, pharmaceuticals and economic development. It is known that the quality of saplings used in afforestation significantly affects the success of afforestation efforts. High-quality seedlings increase plant survival, encourage rapid growth, and help create healthier, more productive forest communities. In order to supply quality saplings, meticulous processes including seed production, selection, seed planting and sapling care, as well as nursery establishment, must be prioritized. In summary, the effect of using quality saplings on the continuity of afforestation projects cannot be ignored. High-quality saplings with superior genetics and robust root systems encourage the emergence of healthier individuals. On the contrary, the use of low-quality saplings may hinder the success of the project, leading to increased costs and waste of environmental resources. Therefore, careful sapling selection and quality control are imperative for successful afforestation that contributes to ecosystem services and environmental sustainability. This literature review aims to reveal the effects of the quality of saplings used in afforestation studies on the survival success of saplings.


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How to Cite

Cetinkaya, D. . (2023). The effect of sapling quality on survival in afforestation studies. Theoretical and Applied Forestry, 3(1), 5–8.