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The Effects of Biogeoclimatic Properties on Water and Nitrogen Availability and Douglas-Fir Growth and Fertilizer Response in the Pacific Northwest
Coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) is the predominant plantation species of the western Pacific Northwest, although soil and climate characteristics vary throughout the region. This study investigated the effects of water and nitrogen availability on Douglas-fir growth throughout the region. Sixty ...
Foliar nutrient levels in Douglas-fir plantations 25 years after stump removal and fertilization to control Phellinus weirii
Removal of stumps and fertilization after harvesting have been proposed to reduce root diseases in succeeding stands. Potential impacts such as compaction and loss of soil C or N could limit the use of this technique. This research examined forest soils and foliar nutrient levels in five Pacific Northwest stands 22-29 years ...
Evaluation of Northwestern Seattle Parking Strip Soil for Urban Horticulture Land Use and Urban Food Production
With urban agriculture on the rise in many cities, areas for urban agriculture and vegetable gardening practices are being explored. The parking strip, street side right-of-way land, is a proposed area for vegetable gardening in Seattle. In the Northwest corner of Seattle, 141 acres of parking strips have been identified. ...
Metal response of Douglas-fir: a comparison of foliar metals and phytochelatin production in trees planted in soils amended with biosolids or metal salts
This study was designed to explore the relationship between metals in soil, foliar metal concentrations and phytochelatin (PC) production in Douglas-fir trees planted in soils amended with biosolids or metal salts. Both a greenhouse and field study were conducted to determine whether PC production could be correlated with ...
Canopy soils, litterfall and litter decomposition in a coastal old-growth temperate rainforest, Washington
The canopy of trees has been an unreachable portion for scientific exploration until few decades ago, and the wonders and enigmas that the treetops enclose are increasingly unfolding. This study investigated the canopy environment and its epiphytes on the formation of canopy soil, transfers of biomass and N to the ground and ...