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    Author(s): Carl Olof Tamm; Ellis B. Cowling
    Date: 1976
    Source: In: Dochinger, L. S.; Seliga, T. A., eds. Proceedings of the first international symposium on acid precipitation and the forest ecosystem; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-23. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 845-855
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Most plants can take up nutrients from the atmosphere as well as from the soil solution. This capacity is especially important in natural ecosystems such as forests and bogs where nutrients from other sources are scarce and where fertilization is not a normal management procedure. Trees develop very large canopies of leaves and branches that extend high into the air. Thus, trees offer a very large surface for deposition and potential assimilation of substances dispersed in the atmosphere.

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    Tamm, Carl Olof; Cowling, Ellis B. 1976. Acidic precipitation and forest vegetation. In: Dochinger, L. S.; Seliga, T. A., eds. Proceedings of the first international symposium on acid precipitation and the forest ecosystem; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-23. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 845-855

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