Selective oak removal does not harm water quality
AuthorsMichael J. Singer
Authors AffiliationsMichael J. Singer is Professor of Soil Science, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis; Xiaohong Huang is Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis; Charlette Epifanio is a former Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 44(2):17-19. DOI:10.3733/ca.v044n02p17. March 1990.
Measurements before and after removal of oaks from 14% of a 250-acre watershed indicated small but not statistically significant increases in the runoff/rainfall ratio and no change in nutrient or sediment removal. Careful, selective oak removal appeared to have no harmful effect on water quality.
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