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Managing organic debris for forest health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs

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Schnepf, Chris; Graham, Russell T.; Kegley, Sandy; Jain, Theresa B.

Year Published

2009

Publication

Moscow, ID: University of Idaho, Pacific Northwest Extension. 60 p.

Abstract

Forest organic debris includes tree limbs, boles (trunks), needles, leaves, snags, and other dead organic materials. It ranges in amount and composition depending on a forest's history, tree species, condition, and age. In the Inland Northwest (Idaho, western Montana, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington) there is a lot of discussion and concern about removing organic debris from forests.

Keywords

organic debris; forest health

Citation

Schnepf, Chris; Graham, Russell T.; Kegley, Sandy; Jain, Theresa B. 2009. Managing organic debris for forest health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs. Moscow, ID: University of Idaho, Pacific Northwest Extension. 60 p.

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