Table 2.

Uptake rate of trunk injections in seven different coniferous species (resinous and nonresinous) during the first 48 hours following injections in relation to the injector size.

SpeciesNo. treesMonthInjector
size (mm)
Uptake*
1 hour3 hours24 hours48 hours
MeanRangeMeanRangeMeanRangeMeanRange
Nonresinous
Cupressus sempervirens10March61.50–54.72–55.05–5
40.10–13.60–54.30–5
30.00–03.60–54.40–5
Abies pinsapo6June60.80–11.51–24.73–55.05–5
40.70–11.01–14.53–55.05–5
30.50–10.80–13.01–54.02–5
Cedrus deodara7August60.00–01.41–25.05–55.05–5
40.00–01.00–24.31–54.73–5
30.00–00.70–12.71–54.22–5
Resinous
Pinus pinea10March72.80–52.80–5
61.70–52.10–5
40.30–30.50–5
Pinus pinaster10March74.83–54.83–5
62.90–53.20–5
40.80–31.30–5
Pinus halepensis10March73.70–53.70–5
61.00–41.00–4
40.40–30.40–3
Pinus canariensis9March73.30–53.40–5
63.30–53.30–4
40.80–30.90–4
  • * Water volume uptake was measured on a scale 0 (0% water uptake) to 5 (100% water uptake). The table indicates mean and the minimum and maximum values within each species for each sample time.