0.01). Analysis of quantitative characteristics showed that natural forest and plantation of Alder were the most promising followed by Maple and Chestnut leaved Oak. From the qualitative point of view, alder and maple plantations were the most promising stands, while the Cypress plantation showed the worst results.]]>
20 cm), crown length less than 6m, pruning height more than 6m and H/D ratio less than 70, had a damage rate of 18.75%, 13.18%, 7.04% and 18.36%, respectively. Therefore, the probability of injury will increase due to increasing of H/D ratio and crown length and decreasing of pruning height and diameter at breast height. Considering the above mentioned criteria and ever green characteristic of cypress, the snow damage rate in this species is high. Hence, one can conclude that planting of native broad-leaved species such as maple could be more effective and promising in the region.]]>