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Tree Growth: Influences, Layers and Types

Edited By: Wesley P Karam

Nova Science Publishers

Hardback | Feb 2010 | #184534 | ISBN-13: 9781607417842
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About this book

Growth is the biological phenomenon of increase in size with time. The sudden increase in tree diameter often observed after rain is not due to growth but reflects the effects of bark swell. The relationships of tree size to age and increment to age are also important to the forester particularly in predicting future growth. In any one growing season, different parts of a tree start growing at different times. Different species may also react differently. Generally, height growth precedes any diameter growth or needle flush.

The progression of terminal bud extension (main stem and branches) is basipetally, that is, extension growth starts at the top of the tree and progressively moves downwards towards the base. The amount of height growth in any one season depends on hereditary factors, immediate past environmental conditions and present environmental conditions. Diameter growth also proceeds basipetally and is much more related to current foliage and present environmental conditions. The book presents the most up-to-date research in the field.


Contents

Preface; The legacy of forest management: analyzing its influence on tree growth with ecosystem models; Phytoremediation of Emerging Contaminants: Uptake, Metabolism and Toxicity; Does plant architecture only result from growing meristems? Atlan's principle of life and death as regulated morphogenetic processes; Olive Tree Growth in Tunisia: Types, Limitations and Influences; Carbohydrate Metabolism and Source-Sink Relationships in Peach; A research gap in the interactive effects of climate and competition on trees growth; The Limitations of and Potential Solutions to Modeling Nut Tree Growth; Conceptual and methodoligical considerations in utilizing Tree-rings to derive past history of Heavy Metal Pollution; Dark matter haloes as fruits of merger trees in a CDM garden; Reduced-impact logging and post-harvest management in the Atlantic Forest of Argentina: Alternative approaches to enhance regeneration and growth of canopy trees; Index.

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