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Table 1 Mean stored carbon (MgC/ha) of living and detrital components for condition types in headwater riparian zones

From: Carbon storage of headwater riparian zones in an agricultural landscape

Condition type (n) Tree Shrub Sapling Herb Woody Seedling Vine Litter Snag Large Down Wood Soil Total Live Total Detrital Total Carbon Stored
Mature Forest (5) 155.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 - 0.2 34.4 8.3 3.6 39.2 156.3 85.4 241.7
Young Forest (5) 59.4 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 20.6 2.4 11.9 33.4 60.1 68.2 128.4
Regenerating Forest (6) 59.2 0.1 0.4 1.3 0.1 0.2 6.8 1.1 4.5 28.6 61.3 41.0 102.3
Recently Clearcut (3) 1.2 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 15.5 4.0 19.3 41.4 2.2 80.3 82.5
Perennial Herb (3) - 0.2 0.2 3.9 0.4 1.3 0.7 - - 29.1 6.1 29.8 35.8
Shrub/Sapling (2) - - - 3.6 - 0.0 4.3 - - 21.0 3.6 25.3 28.9
Annual Rowcrop [21] - - - 0.8 - - 0.8 - - 16.3 0.8 17.1 17.9
  1. Mature Forest (> 50 y old), Young Forest (26-50 y), Regenerating Forest (5-25 y), Recently Clearcut (0-5 y). Data derived from [20].