+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Survival strategy of hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae) and two broad-leaved trees in northern Japan in response to creep and glide pressure of snow



Survival strategy of hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae) and two broad-leaved trees in northern Japan in response to creep and glide pressure of snow



Tree Physiology 16(1/2): 301-305



We compared the tolerance of hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae Makino), beech (Fagus crenata Blume) and oak (Quercus serrata Thunb.) to creep and glide pressures of snow. The top/root (T/R) ratio of hiba trees ranged between 7.1 and 41.4 compared with 3.6-10.9 and 1.0-12.4 for beech and oak, respectively. However, if prostrate stems bearing adventitious roots were included in the root component, the T/R ratio of hiba trees was comparable to the range observed for the co-occurring broad-leaved species (1.2 to 3.9). The adventitious roots originating from the trunks of hiba trees extended horizontally during the early growth stage. However, when stem diameter at ground level reached 6-7 cm, some large-diameter adventitious roots developed vertically to form, so-called, sustentacular roots. Because all of the dead hiba trees that we examined lacked sustentacular roots, we conclude that sustentacular roots are necessary to enable young hiba trees to withstand the pressures of snow movement. All of the large beech trees formed sustentacular roots and no dead beech trees were observed. Not all the oak trees formed sustentacular roots, which may explain why this species was found only on gentle slopes.

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 002973187

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 14871776


Related references

Survival strategy of hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae) and two broad-leaved trees in northern Japan in response to creep and glide pressures of snow. Tree Physiology 16(1-2): 301-305, 1996

Survival strategy of hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondai) against creep and glide pressure of snow - relationships between basal bending and development of the root system. Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society 76(1): 18-23, 1994

Chronology development of Hiba arbor-vitae (Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae) and dating of timbers from an old building. Journal of wood science 53(5): 367-373, 2007

Effect of hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata variety hondae) wood oil on the house dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus). Mokuzai Gakkaishi = Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society 42(6): 624-626, 1996

Growth pattern analysis and stemwood production in an unmanaged old plantation of hiba, Thujopsis dolabrata, in northern Japan. Journal of Forest Research 11(2): 107-116, 2006

Nutrient distribution of hiba tree thujopsis dolabrata sieb. et zucc. regenerated naturally in shimokita peninsula japan. Bulletin for the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (360): 149-170, 1991

Reduction of the chronic stress response by inhalation of hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata) essential oil in rats. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 78(7): 1135-1139, 2015

Studies on planting Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata Sieb. et Zucch.) in S. Hokkaido.. Trans. 59th Mtg. Jap. For. Soc, 94-6, 1951

Distinction of resin compounds between the healthy bark and the resinous stem canker of Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae. Journal of Wood Science 49(6): 548-552, 2003

Cell proliferation suppressive components from Thujopsis dolabrata SIEB. et ZUCC. var. hondae MAKINO leaves. Natural Medicines 52(5): 444-447, 1998

Effects of fire on vegetation of Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae forest on a hill, Odagawayama, Aomori prefecture. Japanese Journal of Ecology 21(5/6): 192-197, 1971

Deoxypodophyllotoxin and 0-methyl-beta-peltatin from Thujopsis dolabrata var hondae Makino as topoisomerase II inhibitors and/or microtuble stabilizers. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 40: 114, 1999

Stand structure and co-existence of tree species in a natural Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae forest at Oshima peninsula, Hokkaido. Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society 82(4): 373-379, 2000

Comparison of terpenes in extracts from the resin and the bark of the resinous stem canker of Chamaecyparis obtusa and Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae. Journal of Wood Science 48(1): 56-63, 2002

Nutrient distribution in hiba tree (Thujopsis dolabrata Sieb. et Zucc.), regenerated naturally in Shimokita Peninsula. Bulletin of the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Ibaraki ( 360): 149-170, 1991