Twenty-five-year analysis on the effects of organic matter removal and soil compaction on a Long-Term Soil Productivity study site in North Carolina

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  • Authors: Eaton, Robert
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: e–Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–253. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Abstract

Forests are subject to large-scale disturbance by harvesting and site preparation. An important question is whether soils can sustain the long-term needs of forest stands under intensive site preparation, shortened rotations, and higher utilization standards (Powers and others 1990). The effects of harvest intensity and site preparation on soil properties and stand productivity are being analyzed as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Long-Term Soil Productivity (LTSP) studies.

  • Citation: Eaton, Robert. 2020. Twenty-five-year analysis on the effects of organic matter removal and soil compaction on a Long-Term Soil Productivity study site in North Carolina. In: Bragg, Don C.; Koerth, Nancy E.; Holley, A. Gordon, eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 20th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e–Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–253. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 172-173.
  • Keywords: site preparation, Long-Term Soil Productivity Study, harvest intensity
  • Posted Date: September 15, 2020
  • Modified Date: November 23, 2020
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