Enhancing the regeneration of compacted forest soils by planting black alder in skid lane tracks

  title={Enhancing the regeneration of compacted forest soils by planting black alder in skid lane tracks},
  author={Christine Meyer and Peter L{\"u}scher and Rainer Schulin},
  journal={European Journal of Forest Research},
Soil compaction due to the use of heavy machinery for timber harvesting has become a widespread problem in forestry. However, only few studies deal with the regeneration of compacted forest soils. In the present study, we examined the potential of accelerating soil regeneration by planting black alder trees (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.) in skid lane tracks. In 2003, seedlings were planted into the rut beds of severely compacted skid lanes in two Swiss forest sites. In addition, some of the… CONTINUE READING
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