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Floresta e Ambiente
Original Article Silviculture

The Dynamics of Macro- and Micronutrients in Native Tree Species Affected by Copper Contamination

Matheus Casarini Siqueira, Shoey Kanashiro, Marisa Domingos, Mirian Cilene Spasiani Rinaldi, Armando Reis Tavares

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This study was conducted to assess the physicochemical characteristics of urban forest soil contaminated by copper and the dynamics of macro- and micronutrients uptake by Schinus terebinthifolia and Eugenia uniflora seedlings. The seedlings received 0 (control), 60, 120, 180 or 240 mg Cu kg-1 soil applied to urban forest soil within São Paulo City, Brazil. Our results showed that K was reduced in Cu-contaminated soil used for S. terebinthifolia cultivation and that organic matter was higher in Cu- contaminated soil used for E. uniflora cultivation. Other physicochemical properties of soil remained unaltered. S. terebinthifolia presented nutritional imbalances in N, K and Mg on leaves, while E. uniflora presented nutritional imbalances in K on leaves and in S on roots. It can be concluded that copper contamination can negatively affect chemical and nutritional characteristics of urban forest soil, as well as the nutritional dynamics of S. terebinthifolia and E. uniflora.


Schinus terebinthifolia; Eugenia uniflora; pollution; heavy metal; nutrition


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