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Title: Is woody residue part of your plan for sustainable forestry?

Author: Page-Dumroese, Deborah;

Date: 2010

Source: Northwest Woodlands. Summer: 20-22.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The answer to the title question should be "yes"! Currently, there is a lot of chatter about sustainable forestry and alternative fuels, including conversion of wood to bioenergy. At first glance it may seem like there is a conflict - how can removal of woody biomass be sustainable? Whether you are a small woodlot owner doing sustainable harvesting, looking for rotational forest products, chasing bioenergy products, or looking to use forest "waste" left from thinning or harvesting, one question I am repeatedly asked is: "How much woody material should I leave on my forest site?"

Keywords: woody residue, sustainable forestry

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Page-Dumroese, Deborah. 2010. Is woody residue part of your plan for sustainable forestry? Northwest Woodlands. Summer: 20-22.


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