Revegetated herbaceous plant species on a compacted skid road


Gungor B. S. , Makineci E. , Demir M.

JOURNAL OF TERRAMECHANICS, cilt.45, ss.45-49, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jterra.2008.05.001
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF TERRAMECHANICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.45-49

Özet

This study intended to determine the plant species on a skid road subjected to soil compaction due to timber skidding in a pure sessile oak (Quercuspetrea L.) forest. Our previous studies show that ground based skidding destroyed tile soil and ecosystem. The timber skidding limits recovery and growth of plant cover on skid roads. However, some herbaceous plant species show healthy habitat, and they can revegetate and survive after the extreme degradation in study area.

This study intended to determine the plant species on a skid road subjected to soil compaction due to timber skidding in a pure sessile oak (Quercus petrea L.) forest. Our previous studies show that ground based skidding destroyed the soil and ecosystem. The timber skidding limits recovery and growth of plant cover on skid roads. However, some herbaceous plant species show healthy habitat, and they can revegetate and survive after the extreme degradation in study area. The composition and cover-abundance scales of these plant species investigated in a 100m x 3m  transect. Twelve plant species belongs to 10 plant family were determined. Compositae and Liliaceae were the most abundant families. Daphne pontica L., Smilax aspera L., Trachystemon orientalis (L.) G. Don, Carex distachya Desf. var. distachya Desf. have the highest cover-abundance scale among all of determined species on compacted skid road.