ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

COMPARATIVE MINERAL PROFILE OF THE SELECTED TREE CANOPY SOIL

Abstract

Author(s): Arul Sheeba Rani M*, Mary Josephine R

Trees contribute significantly to the aesthetic beauty of cities, thereby helping to maintain the psychological health of the inhabitants. The most explosive urban growth is expected in India. In urban environments human alter these soil-forming factors by impacts associated with urban infrastructure. As a result of impacts associated with urban infrastructure, arborists and urban landscape managers perform remedial management actions to make urban soils more suitable plant-growing environments, remedial soil management actions include irrigation, aeration, radial trenching, mulching, and fertilization, all of which further alter the physical, chemical and biological properties and thus the nitrogen status of urban soils. In the present study, comparison of mineral profile of the selected trees from the college campus were analysed and the results were compared with the standard mineral profile of the soil. 

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