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A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil (2008)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Poole, J., & Hutchings, T. R. (2008). A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil. Forestry, 81(5), 663-679. https://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpn039

Soil compaction is often responsible for the poor establishment of trees on restored brownfield sites. This paper examines the root development, survival and growth of Alnus cordata, Larix kaempferi, Pinus nigra and Betula pendula after cultivation w... Read More about A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil.

Soil penetration resistance and tree root development (2008)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Morgan, G., Williams, M., & Hutchings, T. R. (2008). Soil penetration resistance and tree root development. Soil Use and Management, 24(3), 273-280. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2008.00164.x

Current UK guidance suggests that a 'rootable' soil profile of at least 1.0 m depth should be sufficient to allow adequate rooting of the majority of tree species in a range of soil types and climatic conditions [Arboricultural Journal (1995) vol. 19... Read More about Soil penetration resistance and tree root development.