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Effects of fertilization on wood density and tracheid length of 70-year-old lodgepole pine in west-central Alberta. 1988. Yang, R.C.; Wang, E.I.C.; Micko, M.M. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 18(7): 954-956.

Year: 1988

Available from: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 11386

Language: English

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Abstract

Fertilization with nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur had relatively minor and overall negligible effects on both basic wood density and tracheid length of 70-year-old lodgepole pine (Pinuscontorta Dougl. var. latifolia Engelm.) on both Coalspur and Mercoal soil types in west-central Alberta. Wood density declined moderately 1–5 years after treatment on both soil types, but the decrease was offset by an increase in density 6–10 years after fertilization. Tracheid length of the pine decreased moderately after fertilization; high sulfur levels were generally associated with greater decreases in tracheid length.

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