Changes in Chlorophyll Contents of Leaves and pH of the Extracted Solutions from the Leaves of 7 Tree Species by pH Level

7개(個) 수종(樹種)의 잎이 pH수준별(水準別) 처리(處理)에 따른 엽록소(葉綠素) 함량(含量) 및 침출액(浸出液) pH변화(變化)

  • Woo, Jong Ho (Training & Extension Service Center for Private Forest Management) ;
  • Ahn, In Suk (Department of Forestry, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Park, Young Goo (Department of Forestry, Kyungpook National University)
  • 우종호 (임업협동조합중앙회 임업기술훈련원) ;
  • 안인석 (경북대학교 임학과) ;
  • 박용구 (경북대학교 임학과)
  • Received : 1997.11.07
  • Published : 1998.06.30


We conducted this study as a fundamental study on the response of various tree species against acid rain. The tree species used for this study were Zelkova serrata, Robinia pseudoacacia, Quercus acutissima, Prunus serrulata, Ginkgo biloba, Pinus koraiensis and Pinus densiflora. The leaves were examined for the pH changes by treatment time and the chlorophyll content into various pH solution in vitro. The results obtained were as follows ; 1. When the leaves were immersed in the solution of various pH(pH 3.0-pH 6.0) levels, the pH were changed to species specific pH ranges as pH 5.0~pH 5.5 of Z. serrata, pH 5.5~pH 6.0 of R. pseudoacacia, pH 4.5~pH 5.0 of Q. acutissima, pH 5.5~pH 6.0 of P. serrulata, pH 3.5~pH 4.5 of G. biloba, pH 3.5~pH 4.5 of P. koraiensis until 48 hours. However, in case of P. densiflora, it was difficult to find specific pH range of the species. Z. serrata, R. pseudoacacia and P. serrulata showed a little pH increasing by pH 2.0 solution treatment, while other species showed no change by the solution. 2. The amount of chlorophyll contents in Z. serrata, R. pseudoacacia and P. serrulata were decreased after immersing in the pH 2.0 solution. Chlorophyll content was almost constant in other pH levels. Other species showed almost constant chlorophyll contents in various pH levels and treatment time.