Table 1: Average measured soil physical properties for the shallow seedling recruitment zone of the hillslope positions.

Hillslope position Textural class Clay Silt Sand Organic matter Bulk density
(g/kg)(g/cm3)

SW summitSilt loam56.7d746.7a196.7c35.3d1.12a
SW backslopeSilt loam96.7c616.7c286.7b38.7cd1.04a
SW toeslopeClay loam286.7a323.3e390.0a60.6a0.86b
NE summitSilt loam83.3cd690.0b226.7c44.0bc1.09a
NE backslopeSilt loam93.3c640.0bc266.7b34.7d1.13a
NE toeslopeLoam156.7b463.3d380.0a46.0b1.05a

Soil property means within a column, followed by different letters are significantly different at according to Fisher’s protected LSD.