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Table 4 Mean biomass carbon density (Mg∙ha−1) of individual age groups of natural, and planted 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 typeYoungHalf-matureNear-matureMature
NaturalPlantedNaturalPlantedNaturalPlantedNaturalPlanted
Pinus12.56a6.45b24.12a17.70a29.29a25.73a28.61a22.47a
Platycladus6.53a3.44a14.95b11.83b6.09
Larix12.49a15.59b51.36c35.97c80.29b29.37a65.49b39.5a
Picea12.52a39.06b111.97d152.74 d76.62b
others0.571.6930.16
Mean11.336.8729.2822.6234.0126.0733.5125.63
  1. (1) The mean highlighted in bold for natural forests is significantly different from that for planted forests (P < 0.05). (2) Within a column, means followed by different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)