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Table 1 Characteristics of the pine plantations (Pi) for each location

From: Impacts of pine plantations on carbon stocks of páramo sites in southern Ecuador

Location Altitud (m a.s.l) Age (years) Size (ha) Slope (%) Trees per ha DBH (cm) Tree height (m) Management Type of land use before the establishment of the plantation Type of vegetation of the undisturbed sites (NG)
Irquis 2780 29 25 46.8 611 26.0 19.2 None NG Shrubs, woody veg
Nero 3260 18 30 21.2 694 20.2 11.3 None NG Shrubs, woody veg
La Paz 3380 17 46 12.8 850 21.2 9.3 Pruned G Tussock grass, shrubbs
Tutupali Chico 3420 16 350 22.4 712 20.8 9.7 Pruned G Tussock grass, shrubbs
Tutupali Grande
 Pi1 3460 22 300 26.4 781 17.1 9.0 Pruned G Tussock grass
 Pi2 3540 20 300 41.1 806 15.8 7.6 None G Tussock grass
Quinsacocha 3690 19 123 23.3 573 9.5 4.9 Pruned G Tussock grass, shrubbs
Soldados
 Pi1 3760 16 240 20.5 458 12.6 4.8 None G Tussock grass
 Pi2 3720 19 100 16.8 569 11.2 5.0 Pruned NG Tussock grass
  1. ha hectare, DBH diameter at breast height of the pines, NG páramo natural grassland sites
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