Biomass, litterfall and the nutrient fluxes in Chinese fir stands of different age in subtropical China

@article{Xiangqing2008BiomassLA,
  title={Biomass, litterfall and the nutrient fluxes in Chinese fir stands of different age in subtropical China},
  author={Ma Xiang-qing and Liu Chun-jiang and Ilvesniemi Hannu and Carl Johan Westman and Liu Ai-qin},
  journal={Journal of Forestry Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={165-170}
}
Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook.), a fast-growing ever-green conifer tree with high yield and excellent quality, is the most important tree species of timber plantations in subtropical China. We investigated the characteristics of biomass, litterfall and nutrient fluxes in the 8, 14 and 24 year-old stands, representing the young, middle-aged and mature stands. The results showed that Chinese fir plantations in central Fujian province had high productivity, and the proportion… CONTINUE READING