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Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency in Young Pines and the Stand Structure on the Affected Habitats

  • H. Raitio

Abstract

Decline and death of 15–30-year-old Scots pines (Pinus sylvestris L.) have been observed recently in dry heath forests in southwestern Finland. The sudden decline in height increment, the dieback of leading shoots and the yellowing of needles in the upper part of the tree crown are typical macroscopical symptoms of the decline. Scots pines afflicted by dieback are unable to form a new top and instead continue to grow only in diameter.

Keywords

Frost Damage Magnesium Deficiency Young Stand Forest Damage Eluvial Horizon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Raitio
    • 1
  1. 1.The Finnish Forest Research InstituteParkano Research StationParkanoFinland

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