Table 2: Local and control litter decomposition within native and saltcedar forests (grams of initial mass remaining at the end of the experiment, with standard deviation given in brackets). Different letters indicate significant differences ().

ForestLitterRemaining litter (g)

Native Local 3.12 (0.48)a
Control 3.67 (0.32)a
Saltcedar Local 3.05 (0.34)a
Control 4.37 (0.67)b