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Soil destruction investigation due to logging (felling and skidding): A case study: Neka Choob Forest Lands, North of Iran

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Parisa Ahmadi Koulayee, Majid Lotfalian, Seyed Fazlullah Emadian

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.3( 12), 1-7, December 2013

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Forest harvesting includes felling, gathering the wood from the stump to landing near the skid road and transporting to the yard and finally exports to the market. These activities effect on natural environment’s stability because in the whole procedure was used heavy and semi heavy machines that causes damages to the forest. Soil compaction is one of the most important of these damages influence in regeneration, tree growth and erosion of forest soil. This study performed in Series 2 Part 2 Neka – Zalemrod and investigated the effects on soil in consequence of forest harvesting. 0-10 and 10-20 cm depths in the soil samples by standard cylinders were taken and measured. First, the data follow a normal distribution were conducted data analysis with SPSS software and paired t-test was performed. Comparison showed significant difference between the density and moisture content of soil before and after winching and skidding.

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Soil destruction investigation due to logging (felling and skidding): A case study: Neka Choob Forest Lands, North of Iran

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