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Assessing the effects of initial soil characteristics, machine mass and traffic intensity on forest soil compaction

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Original languageEnglish
JournalForest Ecology and Management
Volume260
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1664-1676
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Anextensive field trial was set up in eight forest stands to examine the influence of soil texture (two stands on sand, four on loam to silt loam, two on clay), machine mass (light, heavy) and traffic intensity (one and five skidding cycles) (i.e. pass back and forth on the skid trail) on soil compaction after mechanized harvesting. Dry bulk density (BD), penetration resistance (PR), micro-topography and soil carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration were applied as response variables for soil compaction. Significant effects onBDwere nearly absent (

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