Root Systems of Woody Plants

Authored by: Frédéric Danjon , Alexia Stokes , Mark R. Bakker

Plant Roots

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  April  2013

Print ISBN: 9781439846483
eBook ISBN: 9781439846490
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b14550-34

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Abstract

Woody plants are dominant species covering a large proportion of the natural terrestrial biome; trees and shrubs are used intensively as crops in orchards, vineyards, and plantation forests. Globally, forest covers 31% of the earth’s land surface and tree root systems account for nearly 20% of forest biomass (FAO 2010).

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