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Home Publications Forest Regeneration Manual Chapter 13 - Chemical and Mechanical Site Preparation

Chapter 13 - Chemical and Mechanical Site Preparation

Site-preparation operations before reforestation can (1) reduce woody competition in the following stand, (2) improve surficial drainage or adverse soil conditions, (3) clear harvest debris to facilitate planting, and (4) reduce future fire hazard. Planning is critical to meet financial and biological objectives of site preparation, particularly for preharvest treatments.

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Author(s): Robert F. Lowery, Dean H. Gjerstad

Publication: Forest Regeneration Manual

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