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Pipelines in Forested Wetlands: Cross Drainage Needed to Prevent Timber Damage

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Large natural gas and petroleum pipelines that cross forested wetlands block normal water flow, raising the water table on the upslope side, which significantly reduces growth or even kills the trees. Such damage has been prevented on the Chippewa National Forest in north-central Minnesota by excavating ditches during construction to provide the necessary cross drainage.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Staff Assistant, Chippewa National Forest, Cass Lake, Minnesota

Publication date: September 1, 1974

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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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