Aspen Bibliography

Title

Effect of colonizing tree species on soil nutrient availability in a clay soil of the boreal mixedwood

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Volume

26

Issue

6

First Page

1022

Last Page

1031

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

Soil nutrient availability was assessed around stems of trembling aspen, white spruce, and paper birch that regenerated after fire 49, 77, and 123 years ago on a clayey soil of the southern boreal forest. For all stand ages, forest floor pH was greater by 0.5 unit under aspen than under other species, while the accumulation of organic matter and nutrients was generally greater in the forest floor of spruce.