Tilia sp. - Urban Trees for Future

  • Alina M. ŢENCHE-CONSTANTINESCU Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timişoara, Faculty of Horticulture and Forestry, 109 Calea Aradului, Timişoara
  • Dănuț CHIRA Forest Research and Management Institute, Bucharest, Brasov Branch, 26 Closca, Brasov
  • Emilian MADOŞA Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timişoara, Faculty of Horticulture and Forestry, 109 Calea Aradului, Timişoara
  • Cornelia HERNEA Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timişoara, Faculty of Horticulture and Forestry, 109 Calea Aradului, Timişoara
  • Radu-Valentin ŢENCHE-CONSTANTINESCU Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timişoara, Faculty of Agriculture, 109 Calea Aradului, Timişoara
  • Dacian LALESCU Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timişoara, Faculty of Food Processing Technology, 109 Calea Aradului, 300645 Timişoara
  • Gheorghe F. BORLEA Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timişoara, Faculty of Agriculture, 109 Calea Aradului, Timişoara

Abstract

Tilia spp. (lime trees) as ornamental trees have a privileged place in the European mythology and traditions and this is a reason of their constant presence in the urban landscape. Lime trees are in general very resistant to biotic and abiotic stress, although some sanitary problems may occur (e.g. aphids and other related organisms). Tilia spp. are considered a good bioindicator and accumulator of heavy metals. Seasonal accumulations of Pb, Ni, Cr, Mn, Cu and Fe in leaves of Tilia spp. in urban and periurban green areas of Western Romania, under different traffic conditions, were analyzed using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The results confirmed the direct correlation between the traffic intensity and the accumulation of Pb in leaves. By mitigating the effects of air pollution, especially in terms of heavy metals, Tilia spp. should be further promoted as urban trees.

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Author Biography

Gheorghe F. BORLEA, Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timişoara, Faculty of Agriculture, 109 Calea Aradului, Timişoara
Environmental Engineering, Biodiversity Conservation discipline responsible
Published
2015-04-09
How to Cite
ŢENCHE-CONSTANTINESCU, A. M., CHIRA, D., MADOŞA, E., HERNEA, C., ŢENCHE-CONSTANTINESCU, R.-V., LALESCU, D., & BORLEA, G. F. (2015). Tilia sp. - Urban Trees for Future. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 43(1), 259-264. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha4319794
Section
Research Articles