One short-term adjustment of trees to drought is the reduction of photosynthetic tissues via leaf shedding.
Drought and high crown transparency had a combined negative effect on radial tree growth: Control trees with medium to high crown transparencies showed a substantially shorter growth period and a long-lasting growth depression in response to the severe summer drought in 2003.However, all trees benefited from irrigation, irrespective of their crown status, and immediately increased growth in response to irrigation. Graf Pannatier for providing data on the soil–water content. 24 wolde, wished to; suffre, endure; of, by; bigge, buy (i.e., redeem). 41v] that a man myght fayle, but if hit were the special grace of God. 26–27 As for Hymself nought, i.e., He did not suffer death for Himself. For if a man myghte falle fro the erthe into the firmament, by more skyle the erthe and the see that beth so hevy sholde falle into the firmament, but that may noght be. That is to say: "Have no drede that Y have the erthe honged of noght." And if be al possible that a man may go al aboute the erthe, neverthelasse of 1000 men, oon ne sholde noght take the nexte way to his owen contré, for ther beth so many wayes [fol. And therfore Y sey sykerly that a man myght go all the worlde aboute, above and bynethe, and com agen to his owen contré, he that hadde shipyng, and alway he sholde fynde many londes and yles as beth in thylke contré.
And so hit lacketh bote 80 and ner half degré: thenne have Y sen all the firmament. 47 bien, are; bisy, busy; deserte her, disinherit (take from) their. For if a man shal go fro Skotlond other Ingelond toward Jerusalem, he shal go ever upward, for our londe is in the lowest partye of the west, and the lond of Prester John is in the lowest partye of the est. 52–53 acoord...peple, accord with one another and with the common people. And ye shal understonde that the lond of Prester John, emperour of Ynde, is under us. Now by the greet compas set forth the firmament, the which by astronomyers is departed in 12 signes, and ech signe is departed in 30 degrees. Now be the erthe departed in as meny partyes as the firmament and everych of these annswereth to a degré of the firmament. Now be thes in all multiplie 300 tymes and 60, and hit shal amounte in al 21,000 myle and 5, ech myle of 8 forlanges, as myles beth in other contrees. And for to understonde better that Y wol say, Y ymagine a figure wher is a gret compas, and aboute the poynt of that compas, that is y-cleped centre, by another lytel compas departed by lymes in many partyes, and that thes lymes meteth to — gadre on the centre, so that as manye partyes other lemes as al the greet compas hath be on lytel compas, thow al the space be the lasse. This beth 4 score and 15 degreez and ney half a munyte.