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Measurement of Water Movement from and Through Shrubs and Trees

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Abstract:

Three techniques whereby plant transpiration can be estimated or detected are presented. These are: (1) the tent technique--evapotranspiration measured by enclosing a plant in a flexible greenhouse and the rate of vapor production measured, (2) the quickweigh method--excised portions of plants are weighed to determine rate of water loss, and (3) the sap movement method -- sap velocity is measured and related to various parameters affecting the tree's rate of transpiration. Results from each of the three methods are presented along with a brief discussion of each method's advantages and disadvantages when compared with the other two.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forestry, University of Connecticut

Publication date: March 1, 1966

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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