Litter production and accumulation in Pinus patula plantations of the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

@article{Dames2004LitterPA,
  title={Litter production and accumulation in Pinus patula plantations of the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa},
  author={Joanna Felicity Dames and Mary C. Scholes and Colin John Straker},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={203},
  pages={183-190}
}
Litter accumulates on the forest floor in Pinus patula Schlechtd. et Cham. plantations in Mpumalanga, South Africa especially in high altitude sites, as a result of an imbalance between litter production and decomposition. To determine which factor caused this increase we measured litter production in an age series of P. patula growing at low and high altitude sites. Litter production was shown to increase with increasing stand. The average annual litter production figure ranged from 3.64 to 5… CONTINUE READING
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