Study: The researchers found that the rate of decay of the deadwood is influenced by the tree species, temperature and precipitation. The shortest deadwood residence times were for wood derived from beech (F. sylvatica). In the warmest locations 90% of the biomass had decomposed after 27 years, in the average locations after 35 years and in the coldest locations after 54 years.
Study: Species-rich subtropical forests can absorb on average twice as much carbon as monocultures. With a mixture of native tree species, it is therefore possible to achieve higher productivity and thus better protect the climate.