Action: Retain fallen trees
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- We captured no evidence for the effects of retaining fallen trees on forests.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Fallen trees may protect seedlings from large herbivores and hence stimulate natural regeneration. Furthermore, for some species, the dead wood may provide a substrate for seedlings.