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Title: Root plows : Section 8.2.2, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual
Authors: Environmental Impact Research Program (U.S.)
Doerr, T. B. (Ted Bachman)
Keywords: Root plows
Habitat manipulation
Brush control
Seedbed preparation
Land restoration
Site preparation
Habitat improvement
Environmental management
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-86-40.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: An equipment report on root plows is provided as Section 8.2.2 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report is designed to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection and use of types of equipment and materials available for habitat development and manipulation. Topics covered include description, operation, maintenance, limitations, and availability. Root plows are pieces of equipment used to control dense stands of root-sprouting woody plants that are not easily controlled by other mechanical means or herbicides. Management objectives for using root plows for habitat manipulation are stated, and effects on wildlife habitat are discussed. The design and assembly of equipment are described and illustrated, and general specifications are provided. Methods of operation are described, and maintenance and safety requirements are given. Appropriate cautions and limitations are discussed.
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