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Table 1 Basic information of two experimental stands of larch plantations. DBH: diameter at breast height. LP1: Larch plantation with Acanthopanax senticosus planted understory; LP2: Larch plantation with Aralia elata planted understory

From: Effects of harvest intensity on the marketable organ yield, growth and reproduction of non-timber forest products (NTFPs): implication for conservation and sustainable utilization of NTFPs

Characteristics LP1 LP2
Forest type Larch plantation Larch plantation
Slope (°) 15–20 10–25
Stand age (year) 48 49
Stand density (per ha) 150 250
Canopy density (%) 50 50
Mean height (m) 22.4 22.4
Mean DBH (cm) 39 35
Species planted understory Acanthopanax senticosus Aralia elata
The total number of plots 15 (3 replicates of each harvest intensity)
Measurement cycle for each harvest intensity treatment Two cycles for harvest and growth
One cycle for reproduction