soil bulk density

The mass of a unit volume of soil (including particles and soil pores) when oven-dry, expressed in grams cm-3. Typical values range from 1.0–1.8 g cm-3 depending on the soil type and degree of soil compaction.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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