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Name: Keral P.
Status: student
Age: 17
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Date: 12/10/2002


Question:
I am currently struggling with lichen growth on sycamore and oak trees. I understand that there is a pH difference between the two. I have not been able to find any scientific reasoning as to why there is a difference.


Replies:
The following might be helpful. Yes, it does look like there is a difference in buffering capacity.

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/NSTA-share/lichens1.html

http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/grants/reports/1778.php

Anthony Brach, Ph.D



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