Pervious and impervious pavement reduce production and decrease lifespan of fine roots of mature Sweetgum trees

@article{Volder2013PerviousAI,
  title={Pervious and impervious pavement reduce production and decrease lifespan of fine roots of mature Sweetgum trees},
  author={Astrid Volder and Bhavana Viswanathan and William T Watson},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={445-453}
}
Root zones of mature Sweetgum paved with either pervious or impervious concrete after 15–18 years of tree growth exhibited much reduced standing fine root length compared to unpaved plots 3 years after pavement installation. The objective of this paper was to determine whether these observed reductions in standing root length were due to reduced root production rates or due to enhanced root mortality rates in response to the presence of either pavement. We measured both fine root production and… CONTINUE READING

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