Notes: Abrasion of Tree Roots by Rock During Wind Stress
Abstract:Repeated rubbing of roots across pitted rock surfaces during periods of high winds abrades the xylem, affecting root form and providing entry courts for decay fungi. Vulnerability is greatest on very shallow soils and those that yield readily, and in locations exposed to high winds. Damage is probably more widespread than literature references indicate. FOREST SCI. 23:333-336.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: Professor of Forest Soils, Dep. Agronomy, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853
Publication date: September 1, 1977
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