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Table 7 Estimates of annual AGB increase in carbon from growth of living trees, losses from tree mortality, and net change (± 95% CI) for all pre-1990 forest, and for tall forest and regenerating forest, based on plots measured in both cycles of the inventory (n = 925)

From: Natural forests in New Zealand – a large terrestrial carbon pool in a national state of equilibrium

Forest group Increase in AGB carbon from tree growth Loss in AGB carbon from mortality
(tC·ha−1·yr−1)
Net change in AGB carbon
All plots 1.26 ± 0.08 −1.24 ± 0.12 0.02 ± 0.14
Tall forest 1.29 ± 0.09 −1.33 ± 0.13 −0.04 ± 0.16
Regenerating forest 1.02 ± 0.19 −0.55 ± 0.12 0.47 ± 0.20