Rehabilitation of a secondary network of forest traffic infrastructure (skid roads - skid trails)

Muhamed Bajric, Dzevada Sokolovic
2015 Glasnik Šumarskog Fakulteta: Univerzitet u Beogradu  
Forest transport infrastructure is the key segment of rational forest resource management. One of its constituent and inseparable segments are skid roads and skid trails whose network density significantly exceeds the primary network, i.e. truck roads. Skid road -skid trail network density in high economic forests of FB&H is most often between 40 and 100 m/ha. Simplified way of construction, non-existence of road construction, objects for surface water drainage as well as significant
more » ... l inclination (up to 50%) in which they are constructed,makes them subject to erosion processes. The lack of rehabilitation measures on skid roads -skid trails causes significant damages in post-exploitation period, and very often to the extent that the ones in the following exploitation round are unusable for skidding. Utilization of skid roads -skid trails damaged by erosion processes for forest operations often represents a significant expense. This paper considers rehabilitation measures efficient from the point of remedying erosion processes, and at the same time, acceptable from the point of financial expenditure for forest operations.
doi:10.2298/gsf15s1005b fatcat:qmelghxuevasvhxgf2vc3tsv6e