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Table 9 Quantities of nutrients (kg∙ha−1; median values) in 20 m3∙ha−1 CWD of a) Fagus sylvatica (37% average mass loss), b) Picea abies and c) Pinus sylvestris (33% average mass loss) in relation to other ecosystem pools in forests of Rhineland Palatinate (Wellbrock et al. 2014)

From: Nutrient retention and release in coarse woody debris of three important central European tree species and the use of NIRS to determine deadwood chemical properties

a)
Nutrient CWD % in forest floor % in living trees ≥ 8 m % in Total Ecosystem
N 10.83 2.1 2.3 0.2
P 0.58 1.8 1.9 0.04
K 6.4 9.1 2.2 0.9
Mg 2.87 3.8 3.9 0.9
Ca 10.27 4.9 2.8 0.8
b)
Mass loss (%) Nutrient CWD % in forest floor % in living trees ≥ 8 m % in Total Ecosystem
34 N 5.12 0.5 1.5 0.06
64 N 18.4 1.8 5.6 0.23
34 P 0.31 0.5 1.0 0.01
64 P 0.87 1.3 2.9 0.04
c)
Nutrient CWD % in forest floor % in living trees ≥ 8 m % in Total Ecosystem
N 5.28 0.5 2.3 0.1
P 0.35 0.7 2.2 0.04