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Name: Danielle
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Date: 7/8/2005


Question:
Why are pine needles acidic? Are other types of leaves just as acidic?


Replies:
Generally, pine needles' and other species leaves' decomposition can contribute to the surface soil's acidity.

Possibly helpful:

http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/nafex/2003-October/005623.html

http://www.rhododendron.org/v46n2p77.htm

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/surface-soil-pH

http://gardening.about.com/od/gardenprimer/

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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