GEOLINKS International Conference 2021, Book 2
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
THE CURRENT ECOLOGICAL STATUS OF ALEPPO PINE OF EL HAMIMET FOREST (ALGERIA)
Dr. Djamel Yahi, Prof. Malika Rached-Kanouni
The forest of El Hamimet, Oum el Bouaghi is a forestry and ecotourism site. Managed by the Oum El Bouaghi Forestry Department, this forest is made up of several silvicultural species (conifers) spread over an area of 1460 ha. The objective of this study is to characterize the current ecological status of Aleppo pine in El Hamimet forest (Algeria). The inventory of softwoods allowing a complete knowledge of quantitative data on the basis of dendrometric parameters collected on 4 plots. The results indicate that the floral diversity is low, characterized by 3 species. The highest abundance is marked in plot 1 with 389 individual/ha, while plot P3 has the highest volume with about 211.58 m3/ha. The vertical structure shows that the 3-5m class is the most abundant. Indeed, this work will provide a solid reference for future follow-up studies for Aleppo Pine.
Aleppo pine, Ecological status, Inventory, structure