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Annual Changes in Forst Floor Weights Under a Southeast Missouri Oak StandAuthor(s): Robert M. Loomis
Source: Research Note NC-184. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionAmount of organic matter on the forest floor under a typical southeast Missouri oak stand varies about 2.1 tons/acre from season of greatest to season to least accumulation. This also corresponds to the amount of annual litter fall. Maximum accumulation of 7.5 tons/acre occured in Novermber after leaf-fall. Summer decomposition is rapid; minimumof 5.4 tons/acre was present in September before major leaf-fall
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CitationLoomis, Robert M. 1975. Annual Changes in Forst Floor Weights Under a Southeast Missouri Oak Stand. Research Note NC-184. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
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