Image 3. Northern Part (Left) and Southern Part (Right) of the forest site, October 25, 2020
The plot was divided into two parts, which were a bit far from each other. The northern part was made up of poplars that are around-8-meter-height or around-4-meter-height. The loss of saplings was found in this part, where the terrain was uneven and in low density.
The southern part had a high density, and the around-14-meter-height poplars mainly assembled in this part. The poplars were growing evenly, with similar heights, and many branches were cumulated at the bottom. Overall, the forest site was in stable status, and currently in fast-growing phase. The significant difference between the northern and southern parts remained, and many wildly growing branches were found on the trunk. There was no sign of turning into shrubs. The site was close to the residence of the farmers, so it could be affected by grazing.