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    Author(s): George Hart
    Date: 1960
    Source: Forest Research Note NE-113. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
    Publication Series: Forest Research Note
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Harvesting timber on lands devoted primarily to watershed management may alter, for better or worse, many features of a forested watershed. One such feature is forest humus. The beneficial role of forest humus in watershed management is widely recognized. A protective mantle of humus serves to cushion the impact of rain, to impede surface runoff, to restrict soil freezing, to favor infiltration, and to store certain amounts of rainfall.

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    Hart, George. 1960. Humus depths under cut and uncut northern hardwood forests. Forest Research Note NE-113. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4

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