By determining the moisture content of carefully selected soil samples taken at various depths down to three feet, the moisture content of soils in the forest and in the open have been compared. The soils investigated were similar in their mechanical properties. Part I is an investigation of the effect of forest cover on the amount of water in the soil over the growing season and its availability. Part II is an investigation of the effect of root competition on the available water supply of forest soils.
Craib, Ian J. 1929. Some Aspects of Soil Moisture in the Forest. Yale School of Forestry Bulletin 25. 62 pp. + figures.