soil fertility

Joseph Zorzin redoak at
Thu Aug 1 07:25:43 EST 1996

Your Name Here wrote:
> I have a concern that I have not seen addressed in this area (possibly
> because I am new to it).
> Wouldn't (no pun intended) clearcutting remove a source of soil
> fertility by removing a source of bio-chemical supply, as in the
> rotting of trees which naturally die?
> It seems to me that the health of any soil would be improved by
> allowing nature to do what it has always done. Like supplying
> nutrients through death.
> Just a thought.

Sure, but it only happens once every several decades so the negative 
impact is minimal.

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