Effects on soil chemistry and nutrient uptake by admixture of birch in Norway spruce stands

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Abstract

spruce stands, pure Norway spruce, pure birch and mixed plots of birch and Norway spruce were established in 1984/1985 at four locations in southern and central Sweden. The soil was sampled down to 30cm soil depth in1984 /1986, 1993 and 2001. We report results on soil chemical changes and changes in base cation stores above and below ground. No significant positive effect on soil chemical status of the birch admixture was found even though the uptake of base cations into the trees was smaller in the mixed stands. All treatments showed a decrease in soil chemical status in the mineral soil over time.

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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Ecology

Keywords

  • base cations, mixed stands, Betula pendula Roth., Picea abis (L.) Karst, nutrient uptake, soil chemical changes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReports in Ecology and Environmental Engineering
EditorsLena Björk
PublisherChemical Engineering 2, Lund University
Pages86-97
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventSustainable Forestry in Temperate Regions, 2002 - Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2002 Apr 72002 Apr 9

Publication series

Name
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1104-2877

Conference

ConferenceSustainable Forestry in Temperate Regions, 2002
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period2002/04/072002/04/09