Authors: EMRE ÇOMAKLI, MEHMET KERİM GÜLLAP, TUĞBA ÇOMAKLI, ADNAN BİLGİLİ
Abstract: In this study conducted in Erzurum province's Oltu district Kırdağı location during 2015, 2016 and 2017 concerning the above forest, forest interior and forest edge rangeland sites, the botanical composition of rangeland sites, canopy coverage rate, rangeland condition scores, and comparison of the condition of rangeland and the health class were emphasized. According to the results, although the grass and legume rations in the forest edge rangeland was lower, the others families? ratio was higher than that of the other sites. Hence, it was determined that the ratio of canopy coverage rate was higher in the forest top rangelandsite compared to other sites. Consequently, the health class of the rangeland is in the risky class in the forest edge site. Rangeland status class, which is a comparison of vegetation for climax, was found to be weak in this site. As a result, these values clearly indicate that the forest edge rangeland was seriously damaged compared to the other sites.
Keywords: Botanical composition, forest, grazing, rangeland health class
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