Comparison of growth and recovery in response to drought stress across wood types
DescriptionDroughts are one of the major phenomena that affect the development and growth of trees. That is why this study was carried out in order to know which trees are more efficient at the time of recovery and continue to grow after having suffered a year of drought. To this end, samples were taken from the rings of 12 tree species found in The Morton Arboretum in Illinois. These were dried, assembled and sanded, to then facilitate the measurements of their widths for each year of rings, thus obtaining an average group of years where the trees were almost completely affected. After our initial belief that the non-porous trees were more suitable in times of drought, we found that porous trees, or even more specific diffuse trees, are more suitable in the event of droughts.
Spatial CoverageFrom 21 plots around the Arboretum: 13 plots 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14 and 18, around 45 acres