Broadleaved, Mixed and Yew Woodland

Nitrogen deposition :: Broadleaved, Mixed and Yew Woodland

Pollutants: 

Effects and implications:

Trees

  • Increased growth, greatest where soil organic layer C:N ratio is high.
  • Destabilisation; faster growth, reduced investments in roots leading to increased risk of drought stress (Anders et al 2002) and increased risk of uprooting. Damage to mature beech in the 1999 storm in Switzerland positively correlated with leaf N (Meyer et al. 2008)
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