Groenier, James Scott. 2008. Removing Slash Mats. 0851 2312. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 6 p.
During logging, slash is often spread on skid trails to reduce erosion and soil compaction. After the logging has been completed, the slash needs to be removed. This tech tip discusses options that include scattering or burning in place, piling and burning, shredding and scattering, and chipping and hauling the slash so it can be burned at a plant using biomass as fuel.
Keywords: biomass, erosion control, logging, mulch, skid trails
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