Mechanical Stimulation and Xylem Production in Douglas-fir
Abstract:Results are reported of experiments designed to test the hypothesis that the xylem growth-regulating system is sensitive to the level of bending stress or strain imposed on the developing tissue. Young Douglas-fir trees were either stayed and wind loaded or were stayed, splinted, and subjected to direct mechanical stress. Distinct shifts in xylem distribution relative to unstressed control trees were observed, but there was no evidence that these were associated with bending strain. Forest Sci. 26:643-651.
Keywords: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor, Department of Biology, Millersville State College, Millersville, PA 17551
Publication date: 1980-12-01
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