Effect of forest tree species on the humus form state at lower altitudes
V.V. Podrázský, J. Remešhttps://doi.org/10.17221/4544-JFSCitation:Podrázský V.V., Remeš J. (2005): Effect of forest tree species on the humus form state at lower altitudes . J. For. Sci., 51: 60-66.
The paper documents the effects of forest stands of different species composition on the humus form state and soil profile chemistry. It compares the situation in mixed broadleaved (ash, oak, hornbeam), basswood and spruce stands. Spruce demonstrates the site degradation effects: raw humus accumulation, soil acidification, negative effects on nutrient dynamics. Both broadleaved stands were similar as for site effects, lower litter accumulation, more rapid organic matter mineralization and more rapid nutrient cycling and intense uptake were documented in the basswood stand.
humus forms; species composition; site degradation; species effect on soil