Water Repellent Soils: Their Implications in Forestry
Abstract:Water-repellent soils can influence the success of forestry practices. Usually the result of fire, water repellency may also arise from development of humus and its related microorganisms. It may promote excessive run-off and erosion in a burned area and affect relations between soil water and plants. Disrupting a water-repellent barrier mechanically or treating affected areas with wetting agents are possible means of mitigating adverse effects. A survey of water-repellent conditions is desirable for better appraisal of a forest site for various cultural practices.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Hydrologist, Pacific SW Forest and Range Exp. Sta., U.S. Forest Serv., Berkeley, Calif., stationed at Glendora
Publication date: April 1, 1973
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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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