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Protecting the environment during mechanised harvesting operations

Lead Author: Ian R Murgatroyd

Home publication Protecting the environment during mechanised harvesting operations

This Technical Note provides guidance on matching harvesting systems to site conditions to reduce the risk of soil damage and water pollution. It updates some previously identified issues and describes some new techniques. Information is provided on site planning, selection of machines, brash mat construction and maintenance, forest road approaches/drainage and roadside stacking.

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PDF, 1.07 MB

Published
2005
Publication type
UKFS Technical Note
Publication owner
Forestry Commission