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Collison J, Wilson C, Moffat A & Gallacher J (2015) Soil physical disturbance resulting from stump harvesting, Scottish Forestry, 69 (2), pp. 20-27.
This paper describes a detailed study of stump harvesting in Lamloch Forest in north Dumfries and Galloway from 2010 to 2014. The study explored both the nature and extent of soil disturbance resulting from stump harvesting using a variety of standard and innovative techniques. Stump harvesting disturbance was compared with that of other forestry practices. To complement the two-dimensional and subjective nature of visual assessment techniques, a radiometric approach was adopted, utilising residual Chernobyl 137Cs fallout to determine the degree of soil mixing. To support bulk density measurements, micromorphological analyses of soil thin sections were carried out to investigate the impact of compressive force on pore space. Low-cost tracer devices were deployed in the soil around stumps prior to extraction to permit the monitoring of soil lateral movement during stump extraction.
stump harvesting; soil disturbance; forestry; trench mounding; ground preparation
|Authors||Collison Jeff, Wilson Clare, Moffat Andy, Gallacher John|
|Date accepted by journal||21/10/2015|
|Publisher||Royal Scottish Forestry Service|
Scottish Forestry: Volume 69, Issue 2