Hydraulic lift and its influence on the water content of the rhizosphere: an example from sugar maple, Acer saccharum

  title={Hydraulic lift and its influence on the water content of the rhizosphere: an example from sugar maple, Acer saccharum},
  author={Steven H. Emerman and Todd E. Dawson},
Hydraulic lift, the transport of water from deep in the soil through plant root systems into the drier upper soil layers, has been demonstrated in several woody plant species. Here the volume of water involved in hydraulic lift by a mature sugar maple tree is estimated. Twenty-four intact soil cores were collected from the vicinity of a sugar maple tree at the same positions at which thermocouple psychrometers had been placed. Desorption measurements were made on the soil cores and the data… 
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