Root hydraulic conductance linked to trees’ post-transplant recovery

14 enero 2015

A study of two Quercus species investigated whether root hydraulic conductance is related to post-transplant recovery. Researchers compared root hydraulic conductance after transplanting using a number of variables including root pruning, caliper size, and transplant timing. Hydraulic conductance in fine roots was related to recovery of the species after transplanting. Stem diameter growth after transplanting was greater for small-caliper Quercus bicolor trees than Quercus macrocarpa.