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Keyword: dozer piling

Productivity and soil properties 45 years after timber harvest and mechanical site preparation in western Montana

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2014
Site preparation following timber harvests is widely used to increase seedling establishment postharvest. Historically, dozer piling and ripping were the most common forms of site preparation in the Intermountain West. Less commonly, terracing of hill slopes was another form of site preparation on the Bitterroot National Forest in western Montana from 1961-1970 on marginally productive lands.

Effect of nursery storage and site preparation techniques on field performance of high-elevation Pinus contorta seedlings

Publications Posted on: December 17, 2008
After five years of growth at high-elevations (~3000 m) in Utah, container lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. var. latifolia Engelm.) seedlings survived well (80-95%) and grew to similar heights regardless of nursery storage method and site preparation technique.