Theoretical and Applied Forestry <p><strong>Theoretical and Applied Forestry (TAFOR)</strong> is a peer reviewed international journal, which publish two times in a year (April and October). Original research article and review papers on all aspects of forestry, Biology, Agriculture in English or Turkish are accepted in the TAFOR published by online. The Manuscripts are reviewed by the reviewers, and the review process is completed in two- three months. Manuscripts must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal. There is no any article submission or processing charges in the journal.</p> <p><strong>e-ISSN: 2791-7363</strong></p> <p>Publisher: <strong>Nebi BİLİR</strong></p> Nebi BİLİR en-US Theoretical and Applied Forestry 2791-7363 Investigation of Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) seedlings in terms of morphology and quality <p>Red pine (<em>Pinus brutia</em> Ten.), one of the most widely distributed species in the forests of our country, constitutes approximately 25% of our forest assets. Considering that it grows faster than similar species and the area it covers, forestry researches about the species are important. This study was carried out on one year old natural Turkish red pine (<em>Pinus brutia</em> Ten.) reproductions, grown 6 natural distribution areas of the species. Root collar diameter and height of seedlings at 100 individuals from each origin and totally 600 individuals were measured in 2019; the distribution of the seedlings according to the morphology and quality classes has been examined. Thus, it is aimed to contribute to the forestry applications to be made in the future. As a result of the study, averages of root collar diameter and height were 1.83 mm and 8.64 cm, respectively. According to the quality classes of Turkish Standard Institute for Coniferous Tree seedlings, 71.83% of the seedlings were unsuitable on the basis of seedling height (height&lt;10cm), while it was 87.33% for root collar diameter (diameter&lt;2mm). Statistically significant and positive correlation (<em>p&lt;0.01</em>, r=0.576) was estimated between the seedling height and root collar diameter.</p> Durmus Cetinkaya Mahmut Çerçioğlu Copyright (c) 2021 Sekizgen Academy 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 1 2 40 43 10.53463/tafor.2021vol1iss2pp40-43 Investigation of occupational accidents at the forestry harvesting activities <p>Occupational accidents are affecting human life each year causing serious problems in Turkey and around the world. For this reason, it is seen that there is a need for more occupational health and safety studies. Forestry is one of the sectors with a high risk group in general. In this study, In this study, occupational accident ratio and some habits of forest harvesting workers, and the reasons of the accidents were investigated. The data obtained from a total of 111 forest workers responded to a self-administered questionnaire working at the harvesting practises at Directorates of Forest Enterprises Adana, Ankara, Bolu, Çorum, Erzincan, Kocaeli, Sinop and Tokat were used. According to findings; 15 % of forestry workers had at least an occupational accident and the causes of accidents were determined as difficulty of workplace, excessive fatigue-sleeplessness, ignorance-lack of education, adverse weather conditions, deficiency of personal protection equipment and carelessness. Suggestions were made in order to minimize the occupational accidents in forest areas and to offer better conditions to the forest workers.</p> ZEHRA ÇETİNKAYA Copyright (c) 2021 Sekizgen Academy 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 1 2 44 50 10.53463/tafor.2021vol1iss2pp44-50 20th years’ results of Cedrus species and provenance adaptation trials established in cool and semi-arid variant of supra-mediterranean bioclimatic stratum’s in the south western Turkey <p>Twenty provenances of Atlas Cedar, three provenances of Lebanon Cedar and two provenances of Cyprus Cedar had subjected to 20 year adaptation trials in Soutwestern Mediterrenean Elmalı and Keçiborlu locations where Supra-Mediterranean (cool,semi-arid) Bioclimatic conditions prevail. According to 20 year’s results, it was determined that Algerian Atlas cedar, Lebanon cedar and Cyprus cedar provenances had adaptation capability to mentioned conditions. Nevertheless, Morocco provenances of Atlas cedar had lower adaptation hence vulnerability to expected climate change due to global warming.</p> Mehmet ÇALIKOĞLU Alper Ahmet ÖZBEY Halil İbrahim YOLCU Copyright (c) 2021 Sekizgen Academy 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 1 2 51 56 10.53463/tafor.2021vol1iss2pp51-56 Alternative cash crop for marginal areas: Styrax officinalis L. <p><em>Styrax officinalis</em> L. is generally known as 'rosary tree' or 'bear hazelnut' is a very important medicinal plant can grow in shrub or barren fields outside of forest areas, its high oil content in its seed and its versatile uses. Although studies have increased in recent years, the plant still has not received the attention it deserves. For this reason, this compilation has been prepared in order to introduce the plant and bring together the studies.</p> Ayse Betul Avcı R. Refika Akçalı Giachino Serdar Gökhan Şenol Copyright (c) 2021 Sekizgen Academy 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 1 2 57 60 10.53463/tafor.2021vol1iss2pp57-60 Seedling quality classes in forest tree species: A case study of Brutian pine <p>In this review paper, seedling quality and morphology of Brutian pine (<em>Pinus brutia</em> Ten.) which has the largest natural distribution in Turkey is examined based on early paper of Dilaver (2015), Yilmazer (2017) and Bilir (2019). Results of the study show that seedling quality and morphology are very variable by seed provenance, seedling type and nursery. Beside, the results could be applied on nursery practices of the species. It is clear that present seedling quality of Turkish Standard Institute is not sufficient and new quality classes needed.</p> Nebi Bilir Copyright (c) 2021 Sekizgen Academy 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 1 2 61 65 10.53463/tafor.2021vol1iss2pp61-65