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Table 3 Mean biomass carbon density (Mean BCD) and biomass carbon storage (BCS) of natural, planted and all coniferous forests in the study region

From: Spatial pattern and driving factors of biomass carbon density for natural and planted coniferous forests in mountainous terrain, eastern Loess Plateau of China

Forest typeMean BCD (Mg∙ha−1)BCS (104 Mg)
NaturalPlantedAllNaturalPlantedAll
Pinusa23.36a17.02a20.83a819.18397.991217.17
Platycladusa11.74b1.95b8.07b64.916.4671.37
Larixa52.83c27.67a33.96c125.18196.7321.88
Picea85.76d67.48c81.70d189.6742.64232.31
others15.371.6910.814.880.275.15
Meana/Total26.4618.6923.071203.82644.061847.88
  1. (1)a There is a significant difference between the mean BCDs of natural and planted forests (P < 0.05). (2) Within a column, means followed by different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)