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Nutrient removals in woody biomass: preliminary estimates from the sub-boreal spruce long-term soil productivity study

Author(s) or contact(s): P.T. Sanborn, J.M. Kranabetter, and B. Chapman
Source: Forest Science Program
Subject: Soil Conservation, Soils
Series: LTSPS Research Note
Other details:  Published 2000. Hardcopy is available.


The Long-Term Soil Productivity (LTSP) Study (Ministry of Forests E.P.1148) seeks to understand the long-term impacts of organic matter removals and soil compaction on tree growth and other ecosystem processes (Powers et al.,1990). The core LTSP experimental design includes 3 levels of organic matter removal:
- OM1: merchantable boles only (Photo 1)
- OM2: merchantable boles + logging slash (Photo 2)
- OM3: merchantable boles + slash + forest floor

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Updated December 17, 2008