Snag dynamics in northern hardwood forests under different management scenarios

Snag dynamics in northern hardwood forests under different management scenarios •We compare snag dynamics in Control, Harvest Only, and Harvest Plus Snags scenarios.•Tree dbh, species, and stand management status were related to snag retention.•Girdling was generally effective for snag creation in northern hardwoods.•Managed stands lost snags on average, significant for all sizes but not large snags.•Plus Snags mitigated some snag losses, largely due to more natural snag recruitment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Snag dynamics in northern hardwood forests under different management scenarios

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.003
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Abstract

•We compare snag dynamics in Control, Harvest Only, and Harvest Plus Snags scenarios.•Tree dbh, species, and stand management status were related to snag retention.•Girdling was generally effective for snag creation in northern hardwoods.•Managed stands lost snags on average, significant for all sizes but not large snags.•Plus Snags mitigated some snag losses, largely due to more natural snag recruitment.

Journal

Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2016

References

  • Decomposition of standing dead trees in the southern Appalachian Mountains
    Harmon, M.E.
  • Structural characteristics of old-growth, maturing, and partially cut northern hardwood forests
    McGee, G.G.; Leopold, D.J.; Nyland, R.D.
  • Snag dynamics and cavity occurrence in the South Carolina Piedmont
    Moorman, C.E.; Russell, K.R.; Sabin, G.R.; Guynn, D.C.
  • Snag longevity in relation to wildfire and postfire salvage logging
    Russell, R.E.; Saab, V.A.; Dudley, J.G.; Rotella, J.J.
  • Snag dynamics in post-harvest landscapes of western Newfoundland balsam-fir dominated boreal forests
    Smith, C.Y.; Moroni, M.T.; Warkentin, I.G.

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