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Acidification of soils by trees and forests.

Hornung, M.. 1985 Acidification of soils by trees and forests. Soil Use and Management, 1 (1). 24-28. 10.1111/j.1475-2743.1985.tb00648.x

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Abstract/Summary

The impact of isolated trees and natural forest vegetation on soil acidity is discussed. There is a considerable variation in impact between species on similar soils and between sites for any given species. The effect of coniferous plantations on soil acidity is reviewed and the causes of any increased acidity discussed. Crop species, initial soil conditions, silvicultural practices and the proportion of the tree removed at felling are all important factors influencing the long-term impact of plantations on soil acidity.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1475-2743.1985.tb00648.x
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0266-0032
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Date made live: 18 May 2009 15:42
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7212

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