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article id 5274, category Article
Pertti Hari, Pirkko Heikinheimo, Leo Kaipiainen, Eeva Korpilahti, Annikki Mäkelä, Juha Samela. (1986). Trees as a water transport system. Silva Fennica vol. 20 no. 3 article id 5274. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15453
Keywords: Pinus sylvestris; branches; stem; water transport system; cross-sectional-area; coarse roots
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The structure of 20 Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) trees was analysed as a water transport system. There is a tight linear regression between the cross-sectional area of the stem at the height of its lowest living branch and the cross-sectional area of its coarse roots, between the cross-sectional area of the stem at the height of its lowest living branch and the total cross-sectional area of its branches, and between the cross-sectional area of the base of a branch and the total cross-sectional area of subsidiary branches of that branch. The capacity of successive organs, measured as cross-sectional areas, to transport water was thus found to be regular within a tree.

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  • Hari, E-mail: ph@mm.unknown (email)
  • Heikinheimo, E-mail: ph@mm.unknown
  • Kaipiainen, E-mail: lk@mm.unknown
  • Korpilahti, E-mail: eeva.korpilahti@luke.fi
  • Mäkelä, E-mail: am@mm.unknown
  • Samela, E-mail: js@mm.unknown

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