|Determination of calcium, magnesium, and aluminum in red spruce (Picea rubens) foliage and surrounding soil from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Mount Mitchell State Park using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
||Red spruce (Picea rubens) trees are medium size conifers found in the
Appalachian Mountains at high elevations (above 4500 ft.). Since the 1970’s, several
reports indicate a decline of spruce-fir forests in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
|Determination of calcium, magnesium, and aluminum in Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) foliage and surrounding soil in the Great Smoky Mountains, Balsam Mountains, and Black Mountains using inductively-coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy
||The Fraser fir (Abies Fraseri) is a conifer commonly found in the Eastern United
States. In the Southern Appalachian Mountains Fraser fir share an ecosystem with Red
Spruce (Picea rubens) in island-like stands typically above 1500 m. The Balsam Woo...