Species, tree size, and overstory environment affect likelihood of ice storm damage to understory trees in a mature Douglas-fir forest

Species, tree size, and overstory environment affect likelihood of ice storm damage to understory... •Frequencies of all types of ice damage varied among understory tree species.•Western redcedar was most resistant to damage; western hemlock was least resistant.•Increasing conifer basal area was not associated with a change in odds of damage.•Increasing hardwood basal area was associated with higher odds of damage.•Small trees were more prone to bending; larger trees were more prone to crown loss. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Species, tree size, and overstory environment affect likelihood of ice storm damage to understory trees in a mature Douglas-fir forest

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.041
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Abstract

•Frequencies of all types of ice damage varied among understory tree species.•Western redcedar was most resistant to damage; western hemlock was least resistant.•Increasing conifer basal area was not associated with a change in odds of damage.•Increasing hardwood basal area was associated with higher odds of damage.•Small trees were more prone to bending; larger trees were more prone to crown loss.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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