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Table 6 Absolute and relative residence times per decay stage for CWD logs of Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris

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

Decay stage Residence time (Years)
Fagus sylvatica Picea abies Pinus sylvestris
yrs % yrs % yrs %
1 6.7 12.2 8.6 9.8 6 6.0
2 10.7 19.5 15.3 17.4 14 14.0
3 15.8 28.8 25.3 28.8 28.3 28.4
4 21.6 39.4 38.5 43.9 51.5 51.6
  1. Relative residence times were calculated as percent of the sum of residence times for each species