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dc.contributor.authorCollison, Jeffen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Clareen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMoffat, Andyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGallacher, Johnen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes a detailed study of stump harvesting in Lamloch Forest in north Dumfries and Galloway from 2010 to 2014. The study explored both the nature and extent of soil disturbance resulting from stump harvesting using a variety of standard and innovative techniques. Stump harvesting disturbance was compared with that of other forestry practices. To complement the two-dimensional and subjective nature of visual assessment techniques, a radiometric approach was adopted, utilising residual Chernobyl 137Cs fallout to determine the degree of soil mixing. To support bulk density measurements, micromorphological analyses of soil thin sections were carried out to investigate the impact of compressive force on pore space. Low-cost tracer devices were deployed in the soil around stumps prior to extraction to permit the monitoring of soil lateral movement during stump extraction.  The study showed that stump harvesting followed by restock, when carried out under current guidelines, disturbed around five times the volume of soil compared to that disturbed by trench mounding. Stump harvesting also resulted in a net reduction in soil bulk density. Suggestions for modification of stump harvesting operations are made to reduce soil disturbance, including avoiding raking over the site following stump harvesting which is estimated to add a further 10% to the volume of soil disturbed.en_UK
dc.publisherRoyal Scottish Forestry Serviceen_UK
dc.relationCollison J, Wilson C, Moffat A & Gallacher J (2015) Soil physical disturbance resulting from stump harvesting. Scottish Forestry, 69 (2), pp. 20-27.
dc.rightsThe publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Scottish Forestry, December 2015, 69.2, pp. 20-27 by Royal Scottish Forestry Society:
dc.subjectstump harvestingen_UK
dc.subjectsoil disturbanceen_UK
dc.subjecttrench moundingen_UK
dc.subjectground preparationen_UK
dc.titleSoil physical disturbance resulting from stump harvestingen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleScottish Forestryen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationForest Researchen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationTilhill Forestryen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorCollison, Jeff|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWilson, Clare|0000-0002-0287-8576en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMoffat, Andy|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGallacher, John|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameSoil disturbance.pdfen_UK
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