Universal Journal of Plant Science Vol. 3(6), pp. 121 - 131
DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2015.030601
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The First Extensive Case-study on the Effects of Artificial Mycorrhization of Acer buergerianum Miq. in Hungary


K. Szabo 1,*, V. Lovas 2, Zs. Eros-Honti 3
1 Department of Garden and Open Space Design, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
2 Department of Garden and Open Space Design, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Hungary
3 Department of Botany, Faculty of Horticultural Science, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

ABSTRACT

Owing to the increasing environmental pollution and disturbances, afforestation of our cities has become an outlined objective by today. So as to elaborate liveable environments, the most important mission of breeders, gardeners and landscape architectures is to find such plant species and cultivars, which can tolerate urban conditions. Earlier, certain tree species later special cultivars of them were found to tolerate these environments, yet nowadays no such species or cultivars can be found that fulfil all requirements of urban afforestation. In this study, we examine the possibility of the application of artificial mycorrhizae with such purposes with a presumably appropriate species, Acer buergerianum (trident maple). Although Acer species are planted in parks rather than into tree lines, Acer buergerianum is one of the most popular trees in alleys of Eastern Asian cities. It is also included in the Urban Green Project 2021, while in Hungary it is only found as a solitaire species, mainly in botanical gardens. Owing to its good tolerance and high decorative value, it may play a potential role in future Hungarian urban afforestation. In our study, the effect of mycorrhizal products available in Hungary and different inoculation methods were tested on 120 trident maple specimens. Level of mycorrhization and phenological features indicating the growth intensity (thickness and height of the new shoots) were evaluated during the vegetative period.

KEYWORDS
Acer buergerianum, Trident Maple, Urban Afforestation, Endomycorrhiza, Inocula

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] K. Szabo , V. Lovas , Zs. Eros-Honti , "The First Extensive Case-study on the Effects of Artificial Mycorrhization of Acer buergerianum Miq. in Hungary," Universal Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 121 - 131, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2015.030601.

(b). APA Format:
K. Szabo , V. Lovas , Zs. Eros-Honti (2015). The First Extensive Case-study on the Effects of Artificial Mycorrhization of Acer buergerianum Miq. in Hungary. Universal Journal of Plant Science, 3(6), 121 - 131. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2015.030601.