Soil compaction and organic matter affect conifer seedling nonmycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal root tip abundance and diversity. Forest Service research paper
Three levels of organic matter removal (bole only; bole and crowns; and bole, crowns, and forest floor) and three levels of mechanical soil compaction (no compaction, moderate compaction, and severe soil compaction) were studied as they influence Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca (Beissn.) Franco) and western white pine (Pinus monticola Dougl. ex D. Don) seedlings following outplanting. Moderate and severe soil compaction significantly reduced nonmycorrhizal root tip abundance on both Douglas-fir and western white pine seedlings (p less than or equal to 0.05). Ectomycorrhizal root tip abundance was significantly reduced on Douglas-fir seedlings in severely compacted areas with bole and crowns and bole, crowns, and forest floor removed. Ectomycorrhizal diversity also was significantly reduced on Douglas-fir seedlings in all severely compacted areas.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
- PB--97-104301/XAB; FSRP-PNW--494
- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Resource Relation:
- Other Information: PBD: May 1996
- Research Org:
- Forest Service, Portland, OR (United States). Pacific Northwest Research Station
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 09 BIOMASS FUELS; FORESTRY; SILVICULTURE; PINES; REVEGETATION; SEEDLINGS
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