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Sensors 2008, 8(5), 3123-3133; doi:10.3390/s8053123

Plant Species Recovery on a Compacted Skid Road

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Received: 3 February 2008 / Accepted: 2 May 2008 / Published: 15 May 2008
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This study was executed to determine the plant species of herbaceous cover in a skid road subjected to soil compaction due to timber skidding in a beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky.) stand. Our previous studies have shown that ground based timber skidding destroys the soils extremely, and degradations on ecosystem because of the timber skidding limit recovery and growth of plant cover on skid roads. However, some plant species show healthy habitat, recovery and they can survive after the extreme degradation in study area. We evaluated composition of these plant species and their cover-abundance scales in 100 m x 3 m transect. 15 plant species were determined belongs to 12 plant families and Liliaceae was the highest representative plant family. Smilax aspera L., Epimedium pubigerum (DC.) Moren et Decaisne, Carex distachya Desf. var. distachya Desf., Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn., Trachystemon orientalis (L.) G. Don, Hedera helix L. have the highest coverabundance scale overall of determined species on compacted skid road.
Keywords: Timber skidding; timber harvesting; harvesting effects; soil disturbance; logging; herbaceous plant species Timber skidding; timber harvesting; harvesting effects; soil disturbance; logging; herbaceous plant species
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Demir, M.; Makineci, E.; Gungor, B.S. Plant Species Recovery on a Compacted Skid Road. Sensors 2008, 8, 3123-3133.

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