Above-ground biomass and nutrients in a turkey oak (Quercus cerris L.) stand on Mount Etna
AbstractAbove-ground biomass and nutrients were estimated in a turkey oak (Quercus cerris L.) stand on Mount Etna (Italy). The results indicated an above-ground biomass of 93.4 Mg ha-1, 91.4 Mg ha-1 wood and 1.5 Mg ha-1 leavels, with 3.7 Mg ha-1 standing dead. The following nutrients were found to be immobilized in this
biomass: 285.2 kg ha-1 nitrogen, 198.6 kg ha-1 calcium, 182.2 kg ha-1 potassium, 34.2 kg ha-1 magnesium and 26.2 kg ha-1 phosphorus.
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