Pfynwald - Switzerland

As the largest contiguous pine forest in Switzerland, the Pfyn forest in Canton Valais (46° 18' N, 7° 36' E, 615 m ASL) offers the best conditions for such measurements. In light of this, a WSL research team installed a long-term experiment of 20 years duration in the Pfyn forest. The average temperature here is 9.2°C, the yearly accumulated precipitation is 657 mm (average 1961-1990). The pines in the middle of the forest are about 100 years old and 10.8 m high. The test area has 876 trees covering 1.2 ha divided into 8 plots of 1'000 m2 each (Image 4). Between the months of April and October four of these plots are irrigated by a sprinkler system providing an additional 700 mm of water, annually. In the other four plots, the trees grow under natural, hence relatively dry conditions.

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Metadata Access
Publisher DEIMS-SDR
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2018
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
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Contact jonas.gisler(at); volodymyr.trotsiuk(at)
Version 3.2.1
Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (7.611W, 46.302S, 7.613E, 46.304N)