Nutrient Turnover Studies on the Monumental Platanus Orientalis Trees from Çanakkale-Turkey


International Conference ''Applied Ecology: Problems, Innovations'', Tbilisi-Batumi, Georgia, 7 - 10 May 2015, vol.1, no.1, pp.151

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Tbilisi-Batumi
  • Country: Georgia
  • Page Numbers: pp.151
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This investigation covers studies on the nutrient turnover of 400-800 years old Platanus
orientalis monumental trees. The specimens were collected during the month
of August from five stations distributed within the borders of Çanakkale-Biga-Kırkgeçit
hotwater springs. The soils were analysed to determine the texture, percentage
CaCO3, pH, total salt and organic matter contents. In the plant speciments percentage
nitrogen, phosphorus (ppm), potassium (ppm), sodium (ppm), calcium (ppm),
magnesium (ppm), iron (ppm), manganese (ppm), zinc (ppm), and copper (ppm)
were determined. The results obtained were analysed statistically using Friedman
test to find out the interrelations among the soils and plants, whereas Dunnet multicomparative
test was used to find out the correlations between the soils and plants
as well as determine different groups. The results revealed that in the uptake of soil
nitrogen bark, leaves and root; for phosphorus leaves,young shoots and roots; for potassium
uptake leaves, young shoots and root; for calcium bark, old stems, roots and
leaves; in the case of magnesium bark, old and young stems, root and leaves have
an immense impact. For an uptake of sodium from the soils mainly roots, bark, oldyoung
stems, and leaves; for iron roots and bark; for manganese roots, leaves and
bark; for zinc roots, young shoots, leaves and bark; for copper uptake roots, young
shoots, leaves, and bark play an important role. The results have been discussed in
the light of these findings.