Changes in ponderosa pine site productivity following removal of understory vegetation

@article{Busse1996ChangesIP,
  title={Changes in ponderosa pine site productivity following removal of understory vegetation},
  author={M. Busse and P. Cochran and J. Barrett},
  journal={Soil Science Society of America Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={60},
  pages={1614-1621}
}
  • M. Busse, P. Cochran, J. Barrett
  • Published 1996
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • Competition from understory vegetation for water and nutrients can limit productivity of young forest stands. Less is known of the effect of understory vegetation on long-term stand growth or soil organic properties. The effect of understory vegetation on periodic annual increments (PAIs) of basal area, height, and volume for ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Doug].) in central Oregon at 4 or 5-yr intervals was examined for a 35-yr period. Soil C, N, and microbial biomass C (MBC) were also… CONTINUE READING
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