Next Article in Journal
Effect of Climate Change Projections on Forest Fire Behavior and Values-at-Risk in Southwestern Greece
Next Article in Special Issue
Importance of Arboreal Cyanolichen Abundance to Nitrogen Cycling in Sub-Boreal Spruce and Fir Forests of Central British Columbia, Canada
Previous Article in Journal
Modelling Facilitates Silvicultural Decision-Making for Improving the Mitigating Effect of Beech (Fagus Sylvatica L.) Dominated Alpine Forest against Rockfall
Previous Article in Special Issue
Nitrogen Transfer to Forage Crops from a Caragana Shelterbelt
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Forests 2015, 6(6), 2199-2213; doi:10.3390/f6062199

Growth and Nutrient Status of Foliage as Affected by Tree Species and Fertilization in a Fire-Disturbed Urban Forest

1
Department of Forest Resources, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology, Jinju 660-758, Korea
2
Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5095, Australia
3
Department of Forest Environmental Resources, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 660-701, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Heinz Rennenberg and Mark A. Adams
Received: 11 May 2015 / Revised: 14 June 2015 / Accepted: 15 June 2015 / Published: 19 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nutrition of Trees and Forests)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [809 KB, uploaded 19 June 2015]   |  

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the growth and macronutrient (C, N, P, K) status in the foliage of four tree species (LT: Liriodendron tulipifera L.; PY: Prunus yedoensis Matsumura; QA: Quercus acutissima Carruth; PT: Pinus thunbergii Parl.) in response to fertilization with different nutrient ratios in a fire-disturbed urban forest located in BongDaesan (Mt.), Korea. Two fertilizers (N3P8K1 = 113:300:37 kg·ha−1·year−1; N6P4K1 = 226:150:37 ha−1·year−1) in four planting sites were applied in April 2013 and March 2014. The growth and nutrient responses of the foliage were monitored six times for two years. Foliar growth and nutrient concentrations were not significantly different (p > 0.05) in response to different doses of N or P fertilizer, but the foliage showed increased N and P concentrations and content after fertilization compared with the control (N0P0K0). Foliar C and K concentrations were little affected by fertilization. Foliar nutrient concentrations and contents were significantly higher in PY and LT than in PT. The results suggest that the foliar N and P concentration could be used as a parameter to assess the nutrient environments of tree species restored in a fire-disturbed urban forest. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon; forest fire; nitrogen; phosphorus; potassium; restoration; urban soil carbon; forest fire; nitrogen; phosphorus; potassium; restoration; urban soil
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Kim, C.; Jeong, J.; Park, J.-H.; Ma, H.-S. Growth and Nutrient Status of Foliage as Affected by Tree Species and Fertilization in a Fire-Disturbed Urban Forest. Forests 2015, 6, 2199-2213.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Forests EISSN 1999-4907 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top