Detrimental Effects of Wet Weather Logging

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Diameter growth of loblolly pine on imperfectly drained silt loam soils in Arkansas was reduced by wet-weather logging in which traffic passed along three or four sides of the tree. Dry-weather logging did not affect growth. Traffic in wet weather increased the soil's bulk density and decreased total and macropore space.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Superintendent, Timber Management Lab., Southern Forest Exp. Sta., Forest Serv., U.S. Dep. Agr., Crossett, Ark., Now, Retired

Publication date: March 1, 1970

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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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