Soil-Collecting Trenches as Substitutes for Temporary Check Dams in Reforesting Gullies

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The reforesting of gullies is a difficult and relatively expensive job at best. The trials of soil-collecting trenches as substitutes for temporary check dams in reforesting gullies has not yet progressed sufficiently to warrant final conclusions, but the results obtained so far indicate that the method may find considerable use on erosion control projects. Furthermore, it is likely that additional study of the method will result in improvements and modifications to broaden its sphere of usefulness.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southern Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: October 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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