Hägglundsmyren is a Swedish demo area with the aim to form a background for discussions on effects of ditches on the forest production capacity and the state and function of available ditches.
The aim of this site is to form a background for discussions on effects of ditching on the forest production capacity and the state and function of available ditches. The site also includes old diches that by law (new natural state) no longer are eligible for ditch cleaning without certain exception or authorization from the County administrative board.
Hägglundsmyren (56.38048N:14.24244E) is a 3,2 hectare, 123-year-old Scots pine dominated stand growing on a rather low productive peat soil. Several now old ditches have been dug in the site. This was common practice in the south of Sweden to try to optimize forest production on weaker stand sites. The effect they now have on forest production are questionable and today the ditches are in the process of being overgrown or have already reached that phase. The stand is classed as “PG” meaning the goal is forestry, but extra environmental concerns must be considered when performing forestry measures.
Conduced work and time plan for future activities
- The area has been evaluated and confirmed as a possible demo site within the WAMBAF project (December 2016).
- The site needs a sign with information concerning rules regarding ditching and information on effects on ditching (completed October 2017).
- The site needs a marked path from the depot to the designated ditch (completed October 2017).
- The site is otherwise operational for the field courses within the WAMBAF project (planned for February-March 2018).
Installations of Infrastructure
Signpost at depot will direct visitors towards the demonstration area. A path will be marked using wooden poles with painted tops. The path will lead to a sign at the former ditch.
Site will be used for field courses in the WAMBAF project in 2018. Site will also be used within the Helgeå Model Forest network to illustrate ditching issues. The site also has the potential to be used in future field excursions and courses connected with ditching.