Spatial variation in sapwood area to leaf area ratio and specific leaf area within a crown of silver birch

  title={Spatial variation in sapwood area to leaf area ratio and specific leaf area within a crown of silver birch},
  author={Arne Sellin and Priit Kupper},
Spatial variation in sapwood area to leaf area ratio (Huber value, HV) and specific leaf area (SLA) was examined in branches of closed-canopy trees of silver birch (Betula pendula Roth). HV increased basipetally within a crown and decreased with increasing branch order, but exhibited no significant radial trend along a primary branch. HV was primarily determined by branch position in a crown and branch diameter at the sampling point, being independent of the size of the tree and branch. Greater… CONTINUE READING
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