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Improving the eco-environment in the western-China by applying local tree species: Issues and implications for global arid areas

L Dong-Mei
L Zeng-Hui
S Hong-Bo
W Gang


Local tree species would perform an important role in forestation, because they have more advantages than exotic species in terms of the physiological and adaptation aspects. In this article, we discussed some main factors which affect the drought resistance of trees and depict some anti-drought
characteristics and mechanisms of some local species. These factors include osmoregulation, antioxidant system, transpiration and the shape and structure of trees. At the same time, we also make some suggestions and discussions for the application of typical local tree species in the west-China for improving regional, national and international environmental quality.

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