Scientific paper

Litterfall and Nutrient Release in Mature Pinus radiata in the South-western Cape

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 156, issue 1, 1991 , pages: 61–69
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1991.9629089
Author(s): D.B. VersfeldDivision of Forest Science and Technology, CSIR, Jonkershoek F.R.C.,, D., G.M. DonaldFaculty of Forestry,


Fast-growing plantations of conifers have replaced areas of mediterranean shrubland in the south-western Cape. This study arises from the need to quantify the impacts of major changes in primary productivity, litterfall, and nutrient cycling in terms of the site utilisation and long-term productivity.

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