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dc.contributor.authorMulqueen, J.*
dc.contributor.authorMcHale, J.*
dc.contributor.authorRodgers, M.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T15:30:58Z
dc.date.available2017-08-15T15:30:58Z
dc.date.issued1999-05-01
dc.identifier.citationMulqueen, J., McHale, J., Rodgers, M., Reducing windthrow losses in Farm Forestry, End of Project Reports, Teagasc, 1999.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/1450
dc.descriptionEnd of Project Reporten_GB
dc.description.abstractThe study comprised a field and laboratory investigation on the stability of Sitka spruce trees planted on a surface water gley. The field-testing was conducted at Ballyfarnon Forest in County Sligo in the north west of Ireland. Nine destructive monotonic pulling tests were conducted on trees selected from three different site preparations, namely, mole drained, double mouldboard ploughed and an uncultivated control. Dynamic testing, using a mechanical rocking device, was performed on a tree selected from the uncultivated control. A simple shear apparatus was used to conduct monotonic and cyclic tests on reconstituted samples of the Ballyfarnon soil. This allowed a comparison of soil behaviour under monotonic and cyclic loading. A computer software package was used to model the behaviour of groundwater for soil mole drained at two drain spacings. Results from this mathematical modeling were compared to experimental data gathered during a previous study. Results indicate that the use of mole drainage as a site preparation technique produces more stable trees than either double mouldboard ploughing or no cultivation.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Union Structural Funding (EAGGF)en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTeagascen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnd of Project Reports;
dc.subjectSitka spruce treesen_GB
dc.subjectStabilityen_GB
dc.subjectsurface water gley.en_GB
dc.subjectwindthrowen_GB
dc.titleReducing windthrow losses in Farm Forestryen_GB
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_GB
dc.identifier.rmis4315
refterms.dateFOA2018-01-12T08:46:52Z


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