Temporal Change of Drainage Structures in Forest Roads (Study of Bentler Forest Enterprises 2009-2019)

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Öztürk T.

European Journal of Forest Engineering, vol.6, no.2, pp.52-59, 2020 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : European Journal of Forest Engineering
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-59


The  forest  roads  provide  access  to  forest  resources  in  carrying  out  main  forestry  activities  such  as 

protection, afforestation, management, recreation and firefighting. Long-term, trouble-free and safe use 

of forest roads is possible through the construction of the drainage structures and walls along the road 

alignment. The drainage structures and protective structures used in forest roads are various types. These 

are dip drains, pipes, culverts, bridges, water-bars and walls. The main task of all drainage structures 

and walls is protecting the forest roads against external aggressors. In this study, drainage structures on 

a sample road were investigated. Along the forest road alignment, changes of drainage structures over 

10 years were observed. As a result of the study, current conditions of drainage structures were revealed 

and various suggestions were presented.