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Original scientific paper

Filling in the Clearance of a Forest Road Cross-Section in Beech Forest

Igor Potočnik ; University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty Department of Forestry and Forest Resources
Tibor Pentek ; Forestry Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dragutin Pičman ; Forestry Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ivica Papa ; Forestry Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Anton Poje   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-3080-6016 ; University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty Department of Forestry and Forest Resources

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APA 6th Edition
Potočnik, I., Pentek, T., Pičman, D., Papa, I. & Poje, A. (2008). Filling in the Clearance of a Forest Road Cross-Section in Beech Forest. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, 29 (1), 53-62. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/25729
MLA 8th Edition
Potočnik, Igor, et al. "Filling in the Clearance of a Forest Road Cross-Section in Beech Forest." Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, vol. 29, no. 1, 2008, pp. 53-62. https://hrcak.srce.hr/25729. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Potočnik, Igor, Tibor Pentek, Dragutin Pičman, Ivica Papa and Anton Poje. "Filling in the Clearance of a Forest Road Cross-Section in Beech Forest." Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 29, no. 1 (2008): 53-62. https://hrcak.srce.hr/25729
Harvard
Potočnik, I., et al. (2008). 'Filling in the Clearance of a Forest Road Cross-Section in Beech Forest', Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, 29(1), pp. 53-62. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/25729 (Accessed 02 March 2021)
Vancouver
Potočnik I, Pentek T, Pičman D, Papa I, Poje A. Filling in the Clearance of a Forest Road Cross-Section in Beech Forest. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering [Internet]. 2008 [cited 2021 March 02];29(1):53-62. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/25729
IEEE
I. Potočnik, T. Pentek, D. Pičman, I. Papa and A. Poje, "Filling in the Clearance of a Forest Road Cross-Section in Beech Forest", Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, vol.29, no. 1, pp. 53-62, 2008. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/25729. [Accessed: 02 March 2021]

Abstracts
This paper deals with the required width of forest road formation. Forest roads are necessary for emergency forest management. Besides positive effects, forest roads also bring negative effects. One of them is the loss of forest area due to their construction in the forest environment. The estimation of the possible loss of forest area was the main objective of this research. The clearance of a forest road cross-section affects both the forest and the road. The crowns of edging trees that fill in the clearance have a number of positive effects. The intent of this study was to investigate the filling in process of the clearance of a forest road cross-section in beech stands of south-east Slovenia. At the age of 25–35, forest roads undergo the most intensive differentiation in the filling in process of the clearance. The distance between crowns is 6 m in a 15-year old forest road, 0.74 m in a 35-year old road, and 0.24 m in a 50-year old road. Therefore it may be expected that the distance will be reduced to an average roadway width (3.63 m) in 18 years, and in the next 10 years to 50% of the roadway width. The expected number of profiles with the distance between crowns larger or smaller than 2 m and distance between crowns larger than 2 m at the age of 15 is 90 times higher than in case of older roads. On the other hand, the distance between crowns larger than 2 m with roads of the same age is expected to be 1.5 times higher for every additional meter of distance between stems. It can be concluded that the knowledge of the filling in process of the clearance of a forest road cross-section can be of great help in planning forest road maintenance.

Keywords
forest road; clearance of a forest road cross-section; filling in; forest road maintenance

Hrčak ID: 25729

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/25729

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