Debris and vegetation management

  • Authors: Wilhite, Lawrence P.
  • Publication Year: 1980
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: Proceedings of a Seminar on site Preparation and Regeneration Management


Thinnings and periodic burning during the rotation can reduce the need for debris and vegetation management after final harvest. The harvesting of smaller material also reduces the need for such management. Site preparation treatments that leave organic matter and nutrients in place, such as prescribed burning, chopping and herbicide applications, are generally preferred over treatments that pile debris or expose mineral soil to compaction, erosion, leaching and other damages.

  • Citation: Wilhite, Lawrence P. 1980. Debris and vegetation management. In: Proceedings of a Seminar on site Preparation and Regeneration Management; 1980 November 18-20; Georgetown, SC: 25-41.
  • Posted Date: April 28, 2020
  • Modified Date: May 19, 2020
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