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Air pollution and tree growth

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Abstract

The problem of air pollution is reviewed with emphasis on its origin and its effects on trees and shrubs. These effects are described from two points of view: the effects of general air pollution, and also the effects of specific pollutants. The considerable mixing, dilution and interaction that pollutants undergo in the air often renders it exceedingly difficult to assign pollution damage to any specific chemical or physical entity. Moreover, it is often impossible to assign responsibility for damage to any particular source. The constituents of general air pollution may be subdivided into those potentially incapable, and those potentially capable, of entering the plant either through the leaf stomata or indirectly by way of the soil. Specific pollutants cause damage directly, as well as indirectly from the chemical reactions that occur in the polluted atmosphere. Sulfur dioxide is discussed in detail in relation to tree and shrub damage, with numerous examples of plant injuries.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1960
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-007233
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: For. Abstr.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 21:3
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PHOTOCHEMICAL OXIDANTS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; SHRUBS; INJURIES; PLANT GROWTH; SULFUR DIOXIDE; TREES; AIR POLLUTION; LEAVES; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; POLLUTION SOURCES; REVIEWS; SOILS; STOMATA; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DOCUMENT TYPES; GROWTH; MASS TRANSFER; OPENINGS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; POLLUTION; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6438649
Research Organizations:
Div. of Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: FRABA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 339-347
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Citation Formats

Scurfield, G. Air pollution and tree growth. United Kingdom: N. p., 1960. Web.
Scurfield, G. Air pollution and tree growth. United Kingdom.
Scurfield, G. 1960. "Air pollution and tree growth." United Kingdom.
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title = {Air pollution and tree growth}
author = {Scurfield, G}
abstractNote = {The problem of air pollution is reviewed with emphasis on its origin and its effects on trees and shrubs. These effects are described from two points of view: the effects of general air pollution, and also the effects of specific pollutants. The considerable mixing, dilution and interaction that pollutants undergo in the air often renders it exceedingly difficult to assign pollution damage to any specific chemical or physical entity. Moreover, it is often impossible to assign responsibility for damage to any particular source. The constituents of general air pollution may be subdivided into those potentially incapable, and those potentially capable, of entering the plant either through the leaf stomata or indirectly by way of the soil. Specific pollutants cause damage directly, as well as indirectly from the chemical reactions that occur in the polluted atmosphere. Sulfur dioxide is discussed in detail in relation to tree and shrub damage, with numerous examples of plant injuries.}
journal = {For. Abstr.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {21:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1960}
month = {Jan}
}