International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Physical and Chemical Soil Properties
Hamid Jalilvand 1, Ali R. Moshki 2, S. Mohammad Hoseaini Nasr 1, Mohamad A. Bahmanyar 3
1 Department of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources, Mazandaran University, Iran
Physical and chemical properties of soil layers under Pinus eldarica, Robinia pseduacacia, and Haloxylone persicum were evaluated. One area beside the plantation area was selected as control area. Soil samples were taken from five layers and different physical and chemical soil tests were performed. Results show that bulk density under the plantation of pine and black locust significantly decreased. Also, pine caused significant increased in percent of stable aggregate than that of two other species and soil under control areas. pH of soil under black locust decreased, but under plantation of tagh (Haloxylone persicum) was increased.
Keywords: Soil Properties, Plantation, Pinus eldarica, Robinia pseduacacia, Haloxylone persicum, Arid Region, Semnan