International Journal of Forestry Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Inconsistent Growth Response to Fertilization and Thinning of Lodgepole Pine in the Rocky Mountain Foothills Is Linked to Site Index

Table 3

Foliar nutrient concentrations after the first growing season in relation to thinning and fertilization treatments. Letters represent significant differences between treatments.

ThinningFertilizationPKSCaMg BCuZnFeMn
(%)(%)(%)(%)(%)(ppm)(ppm)(ppm)(ppm)(ppm)(ppm)

UnthinnedControl0.132c0.4090.089bc0.1870.082127.7a11.16b3.4945.653.3ab370.3
N-only0.133bc0.4070.088c0.1820.07548.7b8.67b3.2943.847.7bc360.7
Complete0.149a0.4350.108a0.1890.07594.9a34.29a3.2342.744.5c360.7
ThinnedControl0.135bc0.4130.091bc0.2110.084121.2a11.78b3.5445.454.9a400.8
N-only0.143ab0.4050.096b0.1870.07748.6b8.93b3.7744.748.9abc360.5
Complete0.150a0.4470.111a0.1890.07597.8a32.10a3.4843.546.6c378.0

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