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Research article
20 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 20 Feb 2015

Soil microbiological properties and enzymatic activities of long-term post-fire recovery in dry and semiarid Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis M.) forest stands

J. Hedo, M. E. Lucas-Borja, C. Wic, M. Andrés-Abellán, and J. de Las Heras

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Soil properties, as well as biochemical, microbiological, and physicochemical properties of an burned Aleppo pine stand had the ability to recover 17 years after fire, showing similar values than a not-burned mature Aleppo pine stand. These properties had also recovered after 12 years of carrying out silvicultural management as thinning.