+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

The effect of water table depth on white spruce (Picea glauca) seedling growth in association with the marsh reed grass (Calamagrostis canadensis) on wet mineral soil



The effect of water table depth on white spruce (Picea glauca) seedling growth in association with the marsh reed grass (Calamagrostis canadensis) on wet mineral soil



Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20(10): 1553-1558



The effect of water table depth (10, 20, and 40 cm) in association with marsh reed grass (Calamagrostis canadensis (Michx.) Beauv.) on white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) 2 + 0 seedling survival and growth was tested over a 5-month period. All spruce seedlings grown alone survived, whereas, 16.7% of the trees died when grown with reed grass. The root weight and total weight of spruce seedlings and marsh reed grass were significantly affected by the water table depth. The weight of both components increased as the water table decreased. Over 80% of the roots by weight for both species were found in the upper 10 cm of the soil profile regardless of water (table depth. The presence of marsh reed grass significantly affected the growth of spruce seedlings. The nutrient concentration of the white spruce foliage was significantly affected by water table depths and the presence of grass.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 002248654

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1139/x90-207


Related references

Effect of grass m competition and depth to water table on height growth of coniferous g tree seedlings pinus danksiana g pinus resinosa g picea glauca g picea mariana g. Ecology (Washington D C) 49(4): 597-603, 1968

The in vitro effect of allelopathy and various fungi on marsh reed grass (Calamagrostis canadensis). Canadian Journal of Botany 75(2): 236-241, 1997

Calamagrostis canadensis Palisot de Beauvois, marsh reed grass. Mason, P G , Reprint Author, Huber, J T 1981-2000: 298-301, 2002

Effects of plant leachates from four boreal understorey species on soil N mineralization, and white spruce (Picea glauca) germination and seedling growth. Annals of Botany 95(7): 1247-1252, 2005

Calamagrostis canadensis (Michaux) Palisot de Beauvois, marsh reed grass (Poaceae). 2001

The effect of aluminum on seed germination and early seedling establishment growth and respiration of white spruce picea glauca. Canadian Journal of Botany 66(11): 2305-2310, 1988

Desiccation, cryopreservation and water relations parameters of white spruce (Picea glauca) and interior spruce (Picea glauca x engelmannii complex) somatic embryos. Tree Physiology 21(18): 1303-1310, 2001

The influence of edaphic and competive factors on productuvity of marsh reed grass (Calamagrostis canadensis) in a cooperative pathosystem. Canadian Journal of Botany 79(7): 5-14, 2001

Evaluation of Colletotrichum sp. and Fusarium spp. as potential biological control agents for marsh reed grass (Calamagrostis canadensis). Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 21(1): 8-15, 1999

The influence of edaphic and competitive factors on productivity of marsh reed grass (Calamagrostis canadensis) in a cooperative pathosystem. Canadian Journal of Botany 79(7): 805-814, 2001

The hybrid white spruce X Himalayan spruce Picea glauca, Picea smithiana, crossability, seedling characteristics, phylogeny. USDA Forest Service research note NC United States North Central Forest Experiment Station: (284), 1982

Effects of bacteria isolated from chlorotic white spruce picea glauca on root growth of black spruce picea mariana and white spruce seedlings and cuttings. Phytopathology 72(7): 930-931, 1982

Effect of soil and air temperature on soluble sugars and growth of White Spruce (Picea glauca) seedlings. Canad. J. Bot, 46: 1, 65-9, 1968

The effect of ectomycorrhizae on water relations in aspen ( Populus tremuloides ) and white spruce ( Picea glauca ) at low soil temperatures. Canadian Journal of Botany 80(6): 684-689, 2002

Growth of understory Picea glauca, Calamagrostis canadensis, and Epilobium angustifolium in relation to overstory light transmission. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24(6): 1193-1198, 1994