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The use of large-scale timber extraction machinery during harvesting places high load-bearing forces on extraction routes. Minimising this impact is particularly important on more sensitive sites. This Technical Note gives the results from two trials that assessed extraction route formations on deep peat sites. Information is provided on the evaluation of route construction materials, including straw, low impact route construction and extraction, including reducing the size of forwarder loads, and type of harvester and provision of brash.


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Tree breeding
Publication type
UKFS Technical Note
Publication owner
Forestry Commission