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Is Light The Key Factor For The Success Of Protective Tubes In Mediterranean Reforestation?

Is light the key factor for the success of protective tubes in Mediterranean reforestation?

A study carried out with repopulated Aleppo pine and holm oak using protectants reveals that the response of both species is mediated by their temperament, which imposes different morpho-physiological behaviors. Thus, in Aleppo pine, the main effect of the protector is the reduction of root development, while holm oak, indifferent to the protection in its root growth, improves survival by reducing leaf temperatures of the protected plants. These results may be key in the specific selection of the transmissivity of the protector wall read more …


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