Schueller J. (1986). Etude dendrologique d'un Mélézin du Briançonnais. Ronéotypé
Laboratoire d'Ecologie Végétale, Université Joseph Fourier, BP 53 X, F
-38041 Grenoble, France.
- TITLE Dendroecological study on Larch (Larix
decidua) in the Briançonnais region (French Alps).
- LANGUAGE French
- SPECIES Larix decidua Mill.
- SITES Briançon, Granon, French Alps,
South-East of France.
A dendroecological study of Larch (Larix decidua Mill.) was carried out
in the Granon forest located in the Briançonnais area, in the Alps (S-E of
France). Southern and northern slopes were sampled, and rings were analysed
from 1919 to 1968. It reveals that the growth is better in South exposure, and
that the ring-width of the final wood is correlated with September rainfall.
Extreme temperatures during the year before the ring formation are also
important, maybe for the cambium initiation. The largest rings are found
during the most rainy years.