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Frost hardiness in bark and needles of Norway spruce in southern Sweden

Author:
  • Anna Maria Jönsson
  • M Kivimäenpää
  • Ingrid Stjernquist
  • S Sutinen
Publishing year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 171-176
Publication/Series: Trees
Volume: 15
Issue: 3
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Springer
Additional info: The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Plant Ecology and Systematics (Closed 2011) (011004000), Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (011010000)

Abstract english

Bark necrosis and resin flows in Norway spruce have increased in southern Sweden over the last few decades. Frost damage late in spring has been suggested as a possible cause, but other factors besides the climate may have contributed to the damage. The nutrient status influences the hardening processes and plants with poor nutritional conditions have an increased sensitivity to frost. In this study the sensitivity to frost of bark and the hardiness status of needles of Norway spruce were compared with the nutrient status at two sites with different soil fertility. The trees were 30-40 years old. The hardiness status of the bark and needles was negatively affected by low concentrations of P and Mg.

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  • Ecology

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Published
  • ISSN: 1432-2285
E-mail: anna_maria [dot] jonsson [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se

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