Native species differed from exotics in final shoot height and root/shoot ratio but this difference is explained by one species. Species differed in many growth parameters. Platanus grew tallest, and along with Paulownia, accumulated the greatest total biomass. Ailanthus was the only species to have a high root/shoot ratio in all soil types. Biomass of plants growing in forested soils was greater than in disturbed soils. Water and soil had no effect on germination, but soil type significantly affected subsequent growth. In addition, species differed in their response to soil types for multiple growth traits. The results of this study have implications for determining viable options for land reclamation and urban planning using equitable native species to prevent exotic species spread.Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendron is a rapid growing, shade intolerant pioneer species and a major component of the oak-hickory oak-maple forest of the North Carolina Piedmont region (Beck 1990; Delcourt aamp; Delcourt 2000). The seeds ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Effects of Soil Type and Soil Moisture on the Germination and Establishment of Exotic and Native Trees of the North Carolina Piedmont|
|Author||:||James E. Moore|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|