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Effect of Fertilization on Nutrient Concentrations of White Spruce Foliage and Bark

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Three-year macronutrient analysis of inner bark and current needles of 35-year-old white spruce fertilized with factorial combinations of N, P, and K indicated that foliar nutrients were more sensitive to fertilization than bark nutrients, although the latter may reflect a more persistent N response. Fertilization did not change breast-height diameter growth significantly. Bark sampling at the base of tall trees may be useful for predicting first season N composition of current foliage in the crown. Forest Sci. 25:115-119.
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Keywords: Picea glauca; foliar analysis; nitrogen; phosphorus; potassium

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forestry, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7B 5E1

Publication date: 1979-03-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
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