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Title:Relationships between wood-anatomical features and resistance drilling density in Norway spruce and European beech
Authors:ID Arnič, Domen (Author)
ID Krajnc, Luka (Author)
ID Gričar, Jožica (Author)
ID Prislan, Peter (Author)
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Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:Logo SciVie - Slovenian Forestry Institute
Abstract:Environmental conditions affect tree-ring width (TRW), wood structure, and, consequently, wood density, which is one of the main wood quality indicators. Although studies on inter- and intra-annual variability in tree-ring features or density exist, studies demonstrating a clear link between wood structure on a cellular level and its effect on wood density on a macroscopic level are rare. Norway spruce with its simple coniferous structure and European beech, a diffuse-porous angiosperm species were selected to analyze these relationships. Increment cores were collected from both species at four sites in Slovenia. In total, 24 European beech and 17 Norway spruce trees were sampled. In addition, resistance drilling measurements were performed just a few centimeters above the increment core sampling. TRW and quantitative wood anatomy measurements were performed on the collected cores. Resistance drilling density values, tree-ring (TRW, earlywood width–EWW, transition-TWW, and latewood width–LWW) and wood-anatomical features (vessel/tracheid area and diameter, cell density, relative conductive area, and cell wall thickness) were then averaged for the first 7 cm of measurements. We observed significant relationships between tree-ring and wood-anatomical features in both spruce and beech. In spruce, the highest correlation values were found between TRW and LWW. In beech, the highest correlations were observed between TRW and cell density. There were no significant relationships between wood-anatomical features and resistance drilling density in beech. However, in spruce, a significant negative correlation was found between resistance drilling density and tangential tracheid diameter, and a positive correlation between resistance drilling density and both TWW + LWW and LWW. Our findings suggest that resistance drilling measurements can be used to evaluate differences in density within and between species, but they should be improved in resolution to be able to detect changes in wood anatomy.
Keywords:wood structure, Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies, quantitative wood anatomy, xylem anatomy, wood density, increment borer
Year of publishing:2022
Publication status in journal:Published
Article version:Publisher's version of article
Number of pages:13 str.
Numbering:Vol. 13, art. 872950
ISSN on article:1664-462X
DOI:10.3389/fpls.2022.872950 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:104286211 New window
Note:Nasl. z nasl. zaslona; Opis vira z dne 8. 4. 2022;
Publication date in DiRROS:08.04.2022
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Title:Frontiers in plant science
Shortened title:Front. plant sci.
Publisher:Frontiers Research Foundation
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Document is financed by a project

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije (ARRS)
Project number:P4-0107
Name:Gozdna biologija, ekologija in tehnologija

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije (ARRS)
Project number:P4-0430
Name:Gozdno-lesna veriga in podnebne spremembe: prehod v krožno biogospodarstvo

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije (ARRS)
Project number:Z4-7318
Name:Vpliv klimatskih sprememb na kambijevo aktivnosti, nastajanje in zgradbo lesa ter produktivnost bukve (Fagus sylvatica L.) in smreke (Picea abies L.) v Sloveniji

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije (ARRS)
Project number:J4-2541
Name:Vpliv podnebnih sprememb na dinamiko akumulacije lesne biomase bukve in smreke v Sloveniji in ovrednotenje s tem povezanih potencialov rasti biogospodarstva


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Licensing start date:08.04.2022

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Keywords:zgradba lesa, Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies, kvantitetna lesna anatomija, gostota lesa, prirastni sveder