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        Abstract - Issue Nov 2016, 37 (6)                                                                                                             Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Some bark characteristics of Black Pine (Pinus nigra arnold.) and

their variation throughout the tree height


 Orhan Sevgi1*, Hüseyin Barış Tecimen1, Serdar Carus2, Serdar Akburak1 and Engin Çakşir3

1Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Soil Science and Ecology, TR-34 473 Bahçeköy-Istanbul, Turkey

2Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Forestry Dendrometry and Yield Department -Isparta, 32 260, Turkey

3Forest General Directorate, Yalova Forest Interpretation Directorate, Yalova, 77 200, Turkey

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Publication Data

Paper received:

11 June 2015


Revised received:

12 January 2016


Re-revised received:

14 July 2016



30 July 2016




The sampled trees were selected from woodlands in the Alaçam Mountains located between Balıkesir and Kütahya provinces. Study was conducted on the bark samples of cross-sections taken from 2 ± 0.05 m sections of totally 20 trees and each tree were taken from different sites. 222 tree sections were obtained to be sampled. pH, weight and total nitrogen content of bark samples were determined. Total nitrogen content of tree trunk bark was calculated by multiplying nitrogen content of bark by bark weight. It was determined that bark pH increased depending on the section height and its weight decreased, however, nitrogen % value increased. R2 values of linear equations that were established using section height in single trees varied between 0.45 and 0.91 (p<0,05). It was found that even though thick and woody bark residues provided a high amount of raw material to be decomposed and/or be a nest for microfauna, the formed fresh bark had more alkali content and had higher potential to be the nitrogen source for forest ecosystems.         


 Key words

Bark, Forest ecosystem, Pinus nigra, Section height



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