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Soil Conditions of Picnic Grounds in Public Forest Parks

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Recreational use of forest parks results in changed soil conditions. This article presents data indicating that as a result of such use soil density is increased and pore volume and air capacity are decreased. Permeability of soils subjected to trampling by the public is but a fraction of the permeability of undisturbed soils.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, School of Forestry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Publication date: 1945-02-01

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