The redistribution of soil water by tree root systems

  title={The redistribution of soil water by tree root systems},
  author={Stephen S. O. Burgess and Mark A. Adams and Neil C Turner and Chin Peng Kelvin Ong},
Plant roots transfer water between soil layers of different water potential thereby significantly affecting the distribution and availability of water in the soil profile. We used a modification of the heat pulse method to measure sap flow in roots of Grevillea robusta and Eucalyptus camaldulensis and demonstrated a redistribution of soil water from deeper in the profile to dry surface horizons by the root system. This phenomenon, termed “hydraulic lift” has been reported previously. However… CONTINUE READING
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