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The Effects of Using Wood Chips and Slash in Reducing Sheet Erosion on Forest Road Slopes

Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Duzce University, Duzce 81620, Turkey
Forests 2018, 9(11), 712; https://doi.org/10.3390/f9110712
Received: 23 October 2018 / Revised: 9 November 2018 / Accepted: 15 November 2018 / Published: 16 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Forest Ecology and Management)
This study compared the use of wood chips and slash to reduce the loss of sediment on newly constructed forest road slopes and investigated the annual amount of sediment loss on bare forest road slopes. A runoff block (sample field) was established for each of the four designated test sites (two cutslopes and two fillslopes). Each block had three runoff plots. One of the runoff plots was left empty for the control (CNT), while wood chips (C) and slash (S), respectively, were deposited in the other two. A total of 108 water samples were taken from the test sites and the amount of their suspended sediment calculated in the laboratory. As a result of this study, it was determined that the amount of soil loss in the control plots was about 1.26 times higher than in the slash plots and 2.21 times higher than in the wood chips plots. According to the results of variance analysis on the amounts of sediment, a statistically significant difference was found between the suspended sediment quantities transported on the road slopes (p < 0.05). However, no statistically significant difference between the suspended sediment quantities transported in the plots and the other variables of aspect, gradient or road slope was revealed by the t-test (p > 0.05). View Full-Text
Keywords: road slopes; sheet erosion; wood chips; slash; rehabilitate; Turkey road slopes; sheet erosion; wood chips; slash; rehabilitate; Turkey
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Turk, Y. The Effects of Using Wood Chips and Slash in Reducing Sheet Erosion on Forest Road Slopes. Forests 2018, 9, 712.

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