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Vegetative Stabilization of Logging Roads and Skid Trails

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Abstract:

Increased logging activity in the suburban forest heightens the risk of scarring the landscape and silting of streams, and it increases the need for specialized management to stabilize the soil with vegetation after harvest. Appropriate management requires evaluation of soil and seedbed characteristics and site conditions of slope and shade. This study evaluated the effects of site, fertilizer, and mulch on initial density of planted species, and subsequent invasion of volunteers from surrounding seed sources. The results can be used by foresters and loggers to develop more effective treatments to stabilize disturbed areas with vegetation. North. J. Appl. For. 9(4):153-157.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Departments of Soil and Water, Forestry and Horticulture, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504

Publication date: 1992-12-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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