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Title: The effects of a western spruce budworm outbreak on the dead wood component in relation to ownership in forests of eastern Oregon

Author: Azuma, David.;

Date: 2010

Source: Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(4): 176-180

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Forest Inventory and Analysis data were used to investigate the effects of a severe western spruce budworm outbreak on the dead wood component of forests in 11 counties of eastern Oregon for two time periods. The ownership and the level of damage (as assessed by aerial surveys) affected the resulting down woody material and standing dead trees. The pattern of coarse woody debris with respect to ownership and management intensity remained consistent into the next 10-year period. Harvesting tended to lower the amount of coarse woody debris on private forests. Federally managed forests had more standing dead trees than private lands, with more in the reserved than nonreserved areas. There was a reduction in the number of standing dead trees between the two periods.

Keywords: forest inventory, western spruce budworm, dead wood, coarse woody debris, aerial damage surveys

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Azuma, David. 2010. The effects of a western spruce budworm outbreak on the dead wood component in relation to ownership in forests of eastern Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(4): 176-180.

 


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