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Title:Results of 2018–2019 assessment of Thuja occidentalis populations at the Fox River Fen
Author(s):Johnson, Sara A.; Janssen, Eric; Dickerson, Patricia A.; Molano-Flores, Brenda
Subject(s):Northern White Cedar
Thuja occidentalis
road salt
Geographic Coverage:Fox River Fen Nature Preserve, Illinois
Kane County, Illinois
Abstract:▷Collected seed from mature individuals of Thuja occidentalis at Trout Park and Chicago Junior School, as well as 3 control sites for comparison ▷Measured seed set, seed weight, and seed morphology to determine site variability ▷Conducted germination trials in growth chambers under incremental salt concentrations to determine the effect of salt on seed germination ▷Conducted periodic soil samples over the span of 1 year to assess salt levels at Trout Park and Chicago Junior School ▷Found differences between Trout Park and Chicago Junior School for reproductive metrics and soil salt levels, but not for germination
Issue Date:2020-02-14
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2020 (04)
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-26

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