Characterization of Physical, Gaseous, and Hydrologic Properties of Compacted Subsoil and its Effects on Growth and Transpiration of Two Maples Grown Under Greenhouse Conditions

Fair, Barbara A.; Metzger, James D.; Vent, James
July 2012
Arboriculture & Urban Forestry;Jul2012, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p151
Academic Journal
The article highlights a study which examined the effects of soil properties on the growth and transpiration of Armstrong Freeman and Brandywine red maples grown in greenhouses. Results of the study revealed higher transpiration rates in maples grown in moderate-density soils, in comparison to trees grown in high-density soils. High soil density also reduced annual height growth, stem dry weight and leaf area and dry weight.


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