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Title: Humus depths under cut and uncut northern hardwood forests

Author: Hart, George;

Date: 1960

Source: Forest Research Note NE-113. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4

Publication Series: Forest Research Note

Description: Harvesting timber on lands devoted primarily to watershed management may alter, for better or worse, many features of a forested watershed. One such feature is forest humus. The beneficial role of forest humus in watershed management is widely recognized. A protective mantle of humus serves to cushion the impact of rain, to impede surface runoff, to restrict soil freezing, to favor infiltration, and to store certain amounts of rainfall.

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Hart, George 1960. Humus depths under cut and uncut northern hardwood forests. Forest Research Note NE-113. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4

 


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