Plant and Soil

, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 433–439 | Cite as

Effects of fertilization on the nutrient distribution of aboveground components ofAbies balsamea (L.) Mill

  • Russell D. Briggs
  • M. M. Czapowskyj
  • E. H. White
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The following fertilizer treatments were applied to a 20-year-old aspen-birch-sprucefir stand in southeastern Maine: N at 448 kg/ha, P at 112 kg/ha, N and P applied as above in addition to 1751 kg/ha Ca and 27 kg/ha Mg. Five years after treatment, foliar concentrations of N, P and Ca for understory blasam fir exhibited significant increases in response to fertilization with those nutrients. Mean five-year height growth, adjusted for pretreatment differences, increased 36 percent in response to fertilization with N alone and in combination with P and lime.

Key words

Balsam fir Foliar analysis Lime Nitrogen Phosphorus 


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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell D. Briggs
    • 1
  • M. M. Czapowskyj
    • 2
  • E. H. White
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ForestrySUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Northeastern Forest Experiment StationUSDA Forest ServiceOronoUSA
  3. 3.SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuseUSA

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