Notes: Temporal Variation in Nutrient Levels of Litter in Black Cherry Stands
Abstract:Litter samples were collected in June, August, and November from beneath black cherry trees growing on the Allegheny Plateau of Pennsylvania. L-F organic matter increased from growing season levels of 4,200 and 4,000 kg/ha (June and August, respectively) to 6,100 kg/ha after leaf fall (November). In general and when expressed as absolute amount or concentration, there were no differences between June and August levels for N, P, K, or Mg. Total amounts of all macronutrients were significantly greater in November than in either June or August, but concentrations of N, P, K, and Ca were at peak levels in the litter during the growing season. FOREST SCI. 23:433-436.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: Professor of Silviculture, School of Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University
Publication date: 1977-12-01
More about this publication?
- Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.
2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry
Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017
Also published by SAF:
Journal of Forestry
Other SAF Publications
- Submit a Paper
- Membership Information
- Author Guidelines
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites