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Official Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society

Table 1 Description of the sampled trees

From: Tracing radioactive cesium in stem wood of three Japanese conifer species 3 years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident

SpeciesSite IDAge (year)Size IDaDBH (cm)Height (m)LBH (m)HWMC (%)b
Cedar146L32.919.15.097
(Cryptomeria japonica)M28.618.19.073
 S20.816.15.565
 260L48.825.910.553
 M39.226.110.269
 S30.424.817.261
Cypress546L29.418.69.035
(Chamaecyparis obtusa)M22.117.712.046
 S17.616.710.541
Larch2> 50L34.625.315.941
(Larix kaempferi)M31.425.915.138
  1. DBH diameter at breast height, LBH lowest branch height, HWMC heartwood moisture content
  2. aRelative size of DBH at each sampling site
  3. bMean moisture content of wood disks collected at 2.5 and 4.5 m height