Comparative tolerances of riparian willows and cottonwoods to water-table decline

@article{Amlin2009ComparativeTO,
  title={Comparative tolerances of riparian willows and cottonwoods to water-table decline},
  author={Nadine M. Amlin and Stewart B Rood},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={338-346}
}
Cottonwoods (Populus sp.) and willows (Salix sp.) generally dominate riparian landscapes across western North America. To investigate their relative tolerances to water-table decline, rooted shoot cuttings (saplings) of two willows, Salix exigua and S. drummondiana, and two cottonwoods, Populus angustifolia, and P. balsamifera, were grown in rhizopods, controlled growth devices that allow water-table manipulation. Water-table-decline rates of 0 to 12 cm/d were applied and plant growth and… CONTINUE READING