عنوان مقاله [English]
The western forests of Iran have high value regarding conservation, economy, society, recreational capabilities and ground water resources. These forests are gradually degraded and exchanged into the coppice forests. The present study aims to compare the regeneration status of undisturbed and disturbed oak stands. Based on this, four cemeteries were chosen in the Marivan town namely Gomarelang‚ Ebrahim abad, Kanisanan and Naie. These areas were considered as "less disturbed stands". Besides the area surrounding the given places was considered as "disturbed stands". The systematic random sampling method was used with the sample plots of 0.15 ha. The data were analyzed using t-test in order to compare the means. The obtained results showed that there are significant differences between mean numbers of regeneration in the “less disturbed” and “disturbed” areas at 0.05 confidence level. The obtained results also showed that conservation can play a key role for restoration of degraded areas.