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Effects of defoliation and drought on root food reserves in sugar maple seedlingsAuthor(s): Johnson Parker; Johnson Parker
Source: Res. Pap. NE-169. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe artificial defoliation of sugar maple (Acer. saccharum Marsh.) can cause a marked decline in root food reserves, especially starch, and an increase in the levels of the reducing sugars, fructose and glucose. Defoliation can also bring on the dieback-decline syndrome in sugar maples (Parker and Houston 1968). Two experiments designed to examine this question were conducted in 1968-69. In one, the effects of both drought and defoliation were examined; in the second, defoliation was eliminated as a variable. This paper is a report on those experiments.
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CitationParker, Johnson 1970. Effects of defoliation and drought on root food reserves in sugar maple seedlings. Res. Pap. NE-169. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
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