Forest regrowth as the controlling factor of soil nutrient availability 75 years after fire in a deciduous forest of Southern Quebec

@article{Blanger2004ForestRA,
  title={Forest regrowth as the controlling factor of soil nutrient availability 75 years after fire in a deciduous forest of Southern Quebec},
  author={Nicolas B{\'e}langer and Benoıt Cot{\'e} and James W. Fyles and Francois Courchesne and William H. Hendershot},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={262},
  pages={363-272}
}
The effects of secondary succession on soil nutrient availability following fire in the 1920s was investigated in a hardwood forest of southern Quebec by correlation analyses between soil and solution chemistry, tree species composition, tree growth, litterfall nutrient fluxes and presence of charcoal monitored in six 300 m2 plots between 1994 and 1998. The results suggests that the pioneer stand of largetooth aspen, paper birch and yellow birch that followed fire enriched the forest floor and… CONTINUE READING