Nutrient element cycling and density effect in Pinus tabulaeformis plantations
ZHAO Guang-liang1;WANG Ji-xing1;WANG Xiu-zhen2;SHEN Ying-bai2;ZHOU Jin-chi2. 1 Badaling Forestry Centre, Beijing, 102112, P. R. China;2 College of Biological Science and Biotechnology, Beijing Forestry University, 100083, P. R. China
Based on the method of tally stem analysis and chemical analysis, the accumulated contents and biological cycle of eight nutrient elements (Ca, K, Mg, Cu, Fe, Mn, P, Zn) in tree stems from three 37 years old experimental Chinese pine plantations with different density (900, 1 500, 2 000 trees/hm2) at the Badaling Forestry Centre in Beijing, were investigated. Results showed that the plantation with 1 500 trees/hm2 possessed the largest amount of accumulated nutrient elements and absorption as well as the highest efficiency in the use of nutrient elements. It suggests that the most rational density of Chinese pine plantations in the Badaling district is 1 500 trees/hm2.