Relationships Between Soil Salinity, Sap-Sugar Concentration, and Health of Declining Roadside Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum)

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Title: Relationships Between Soil Salinity, Sap-Sugar Concentration, and Health of Declining Roadside Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum)
Creators: Herrick, Graham T.
Issue Date: 1988-12
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v88, n5 (December, 1988), 192-194
Abstract: A study of 50 sugar maples {Acer saccharum) along Gates Mills Boulevard in Gates Mills, Ohio, showed that a tree's sap-sugar concentration tended to increase with decreasing tree health and increasing soil salt concentration. Relative tree health was determined by growth ring analysis. Salt concentration in soil was determined by measuring soil extract conductivity. Extract conductivity correlated positively with the concentration of road deicing salts in the snow in winter.
Description: Author Institution: University School
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23284
ISSN: 0030-0950
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