PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METHODOLOGY FOR ASSESSING THE DENSITY OF UNWANTED GROWTH IN THE OVERGROWING OF INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES

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M.A. Platonova
A.A. Platonov
P.N. Shcheblykin

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Before performing work on the removal of unwanted tree and shrub vegetation from the territories of linear infrastructure facilities, the degree of overgrowth of these territories is often identified. The article presents the results of a practical test of the methodology developed by the authors for determining the density of growing undesirable vegetation, which provides for the identification of the occurrence of its species. The operability and suitability for the production application of the specified technique are shown. It has been established that in the surveyed territories of infrastructure facilities in Central Russia, to a greater extent, we should expect the growth of such types of unwanted vegetation, such as, for example, Mapple ash-leaved (occurrence 25...33%), Elm smooth (5...19%) and Elm squat (1...15%), Ash common (5...6%) and others prone to reproduction by stump growth or root offspring. It was found that 82.1% of the surveyed plots have a dense and medium degree of overgrowth, which necessitates the organization of priority work on the removal of vegetation in these areas.

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