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Soil Related Stresses - Slide 7

Note the chlorotic appearance of the needles on this white pine, which is growing in a very compacted and poorly drained soil. In addition, this is a very alkaline soil. Plants not native to alkaline soil niches often have a very difficult time obtaining necessary minerals from the soil and show these abnormal, foliar symptoms.

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