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The Effect of Landing Construction on Some Forest Soil Properties: A Case Study

Author(s) or contact(s): W.W. Carr
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Soils
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1987. Hardcopy is available.


A study of landings near Fort St. James B.C. revealed that while summer landings were more dense than winter landings, both exceeded a bulk density of 1400 kg/m3, which is recognized as a level adversely affecting forest productivity. The higher soil density that was evident indicated the need for soil decompaction to a depth greater than 30 cm. Soil nutrient quality on the landings also suffered from scalping during construction.

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