Effects of whole-tree harvesting at three forests in upland Britain

Weatherall, Andrew, Connolly, Tom, Craig, Julie, Dutch, Janet, Griffiths, Jess, Harrison, Alan, Mason, Bill, McKay, H.M., Proe, M.F. and Pyatt, Graham (2008) Effects of whole-tree harvesting at three forests in upland Britain. In: International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy International Workshop: Woodfuel Supply Chain - Sharing Experience, 14-19 September 2008, Warwick University, UK. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Three experiments were established in the 1990s to examine the impact of complete residue (brash) and above-ground biomass removal (i.e. ‘whole-tree harvesting’, WTH) at clearfelling on the subsequent growth and yield of replanted Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). The sites were of varying fertility; two would now be considered to be of ‘medium’ risk for brash removal, while one would be a ‘high’-risk site. The interactions between brash removal and regular remedial fertilizer applications and weed control regimes were also investigated at each site. After 10 years, trees had been successfully established at all sites, and in most cases, the treatments were close to canopy closure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Departments: Forestry and Conservation
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2010 19:44
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 14:46
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/822

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