My Account: Log In | Join | Renew
Search
Author
Title
Vol.
Issue
Year
1st Page

Abstract

 

This article in JEQ

  1. Vol. 31 No. 6, p. 1993-2000
     
    Received: Nov 7, 2001
    Published: Nov, 2002


    * Corresponding author(s): Daniel.Houle@mrn.gouv.qc.ca
 View
 Download
 Alerts
 Permissions
 Share

doi:10.2134/jeq2002.1993

Soil and Tree-Ring Chemistry Response to Liming in a Sugar Maple Stand

  1. Daniel Houle *a,
  2. Louis Duchesnea,
  3. Jean-David Moorea,
  4. Marc Richer Laflècheb and
  5. Rock Ouimeta
  1. a Direction de la Recherche Forestière, Forêt Québec, min. des Ressources Naturelles du Québec, 2700 rue Einstein, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada G1P 3W8
    b Université du Québec, INRS-Géoressources, 880 ch. Ste-Foy, bur. 840, C.P. 7500. QC, Canada G1V 4C7

Abstract

An evaluation of the impact of dolomitic lime [CaMg(CO3)2] on soils (five years after treatment) and sapwood chemistry (after four growing seasons) was realized for a Ca-deficient sugar maple stand at the lake Clair watershed. The effect on humus chemistry was significant: exchangeable Mg and Ca, effective acidity (EA), base saturation (BSe), pH, and effective cation exchange capacity (CECe) significantly increased, while exchangeable Fe significantly decreased. In the B horizon, liming increased exchangeable Ca, Mg, and Mn concentrations while decreasing other acid cations. No significant temporal trends in element concentrations in tree rings could be detected, although the lime treatment significantly changed the average xylem Mg and Mn concentrations as well as the average Mg/Mn and Ca/Mn ratios of the sapwood. The absence of temporal trends in rings from the last 20 yr implied a significant re-equilibration of elements through the sapwood. Significant relationships were found between averaged xylem Ca/Mn and Mg/Mn ratios and exchangeable humus Ca, Mg, Mn, Al, Fe, and H+ concentration, EA, CECe, and BSe, suggesting that the average xylem Ca/Mn and Mg/Mn ratios are strong indicators of the soil acid–base status.

  Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.

Copyright © 2002. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science SocietyPublished in J. Environ. Qual.31:1993–2000.