Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Author(s):
Naghdi, Ramin; Solgi, Ahmad; Labelle, Eric R.; Zenner, Eric K.
Title:
Influence of ground-based skidding on physical and chemical properties of forest soils and their effects on maple seedling growth
Abstract:
The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of skidding operations on the physical and chemical properties of soil as well as root and height growth of maple seedlings. Treatment plots with three replications included combinations of three levels of traffic frequency (three, eight, and 16 passes of a rubber-tired skidder Timberjack 450C) and two levels of trail gradient ($\leq$20 and {\textgreater}20~{%}) to quantify soil disturbance and corresponding seedling growth. Significant...    »

Journal title:
European Journal of Forest Research
Year:
2016
Journal volume:
135
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
949--962
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
1612-4677