Coarse Root Architecture of Three Boreal Tree Species Growing in Mixed Stands

@inproceedings{Kalliokoski2008CoarseRA,
  title={Coarse Root Architecture of Three Boreal Tree Species Growing in Mixed Stands},
  author={Tuomo Kalliokoski and Pekka Nygren and Risto Siev{\"a}nen},
  year={2008}
}
Root system architecture determines many of the vital functions of a tree, e.g. stability of anchorage and resource uptake. The shoot:root ratio is determined through the allocation of resources. Studies on below-ground architectural elements in boreal mixed forests are relatively scarce despite the fact that knowledge on below-ground interactions and allocation changes in relation to stand developmental stage and soil fertility is needed both in ecological and silvicultural research. In this… CONTINUE READING