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The impact of the new harvesting methods on soil with respect to soil disturbance is largely unknown. One objective of this study was to determine the extent of soil compaction and disturbance to the organic cover of the soil resulting from the use of mechanical harvesters and rubber-tired skidders during logging operations in north-central Maine.
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Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station
spruce-fir, skidders, logging
Holman, G.T., F.B. Knight, and R.A. Stuchtemeyer. 1978. The effects of mechanized harvesting on soil conditions in the spruce-fir region of north-central Maine. Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Bulletin 751.