You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Influence of red alder on chemical properties of a clay loam soil in western Washington.
Author: DeBell, D.S.; Radwan, M.A.; Kraft, J.M.;
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-313. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Chemical characteristics of mineral soil beneath red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) stands of various ages were studied. Total nitrogen (N) of the 0-to 20-centimeter (0- to 8-inch) soil layer increased with stand age, and pH of both the 0- to 20-centimeter and 20- to 50-centimeter (8- to 20-inch) layers decreased with stand age. Contents of some mineral nutrients accumulated with N in one or the other soil layers. Conversely, exchangeable calcium and magnesium decreased substantially in the 0- to 20-centimeter layeras total N increased and pH decreased. Authors suggest monitoring base status of alder soils and testing base-containing fertilizers in red alder stands.
Keywords: Soil properties (chemical), red alder, Alnus rubra, nitrogen accretion, soil pH, mineral soils
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
DeBell, D.S.; Radwan, M.A.; Kraft, J.M. 1983. Influence of red alder on chemical properties of a clay loam soil in western Washington. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-313. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility