Groenier, James Scott; Rosquist, Arne Skip. 2008. Using Scarification, Wood Shreddings, and Seeding To Rehabilitate Disturbed Sites. 0871 2346P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
This tech tip includes photos of three sites that were burned by a wildland fire during 2003 and salvage logged during 2004. Soils were compacted at the hot, dry sites, making revegetation difficult. During 2005, a trackhoe with a slash-buster mechanical head and thumb attachments was used to scarify the top 3 to 4 inches of compacted soil and to shred woody debris left at the sites. The sites were fertilized and seeded. Photos show the vegetation recovery at three rehabilitated sites
Keywords: biomass, compaction, reforestation, rehabilitation, scarification, trackhoes
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