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Table 5 Annual fragmentation loss for bark and wood of Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris

From: Decomposition dynamics of coarse woody debris of three important central European tree species

Species CWD age (yrs) Bark (% total fragmentation loss) Wood (% total fragmentation loss) Fragmentation (% total mass)
F. sylvatica (n = 6) 8 99.6 (0.4) 0.4 (0.4) 0.27 (0.37)
18 28.5 (27.2) 71.5 (27.2) 0.02 (0.01)
P. abies (n = 6) 8 98.3 (3) 1.7 (3) 0.13 (0.22)
18 0 100 0.65 (1.02)
P. sylvestris (n = 6) 8 100 0 0.01 (0.01)
18 73.8 (18.8) 26.2 (18.8) 0.18 (0.20)
  1. Values are means with standard deviation in parentheses