Early growth of Sitka spruce on gleyed soils in Northern Ireland.

  • P.S. Savile Research Officer, Forestry Division, Department of Agriculture, Belfast.
  • D.A. Dickson Agricultural and Food Chemistry Research Division, Department of Agriculture, Belfast.
Keywords: Rock phosphate, fertilisers, gley soils, Sitka spruce, forest soils, tree establishment, Northern Ireland, silviculture, Picea sitchensis, fertilisation.

Abstract

Until the late 1960s practioally alil forest nutntlon research in Northern Ireland dealt with the pWblems of Sitka spruce planted on oligotrophic peats. There we.re few experiments on other soil types. The fact that gleys were neglected for so long indicates that nutritional problems were not so great on them as on deep peats. But, high elevation gleyed forest soils of basaltic or carboniferous origins amount to about 40 per cent of the forest area. They are therdore important. The aim of this paper is to discuss the results of the few existing experiments on gleyed soils.
Published
1975-11-01
How to Cite
Savile, P., & Dickson, D. (1975). Early growth of Sitka spruce on gleyed soils in Northern Ireland. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9301
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