Predisposition of trees by air pollutants to low temperatures and moisture stress.

@article{Chappelka1995PredispositionOT,
  title={Predisposition of trees by air pollutants to low temperatures and moisture stress.},
  author={Arthur H. Chappelka and Peter H. Freer-Smith},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={1995},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={105-17}
}
Air pollution can have direct effects on trees. It can cause visible injury to foliage and a disruption of physiological processes, such as photosynthesis and carbon allocation, leading to losses in growth and productivity. This review suggests that of equal or greater importance is the potential of air pollutants to indirectly affect tree growth and vitality by predisposing them to injury from other abiotic and biotic stresses. Predisposition by air pollutants can be the result of a disruption… CONTINUE READING
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