Study

Relations of native and exotic species 5 years after clearcutting with and without herbicide and logging debris treatments

  • Published source details Peter D.H. & Harrington T.B.P.D. (2012) Relations of native and exotic species 5 years after clearcutting with and without herbicide and logging debris treatments.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Remove woody debris after timber harvest

Action Link
Forest Conservation
  1. Remove woody debris after timber harvest

    A replicated, randomized, controlled study in 1999-2006 in temperate coniferous forest in Washington State and Oregon, USA (Peter & Harrington 2012) found no effect of different woody debris removal treatments after clearcutting on cover of Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii and understory vegetation. At all three sites (respectively), cover was similar between treatments for Douglas-fir (control: 13%, 13% and 62%; piled/removed: 11%, 15% and 70%) and understory vegetation (control: 92%, 118% and 73%; piled/removed: 81%, 117% and 5%). Four blocks of 8-16 plots where woody debris had been piled or removed after clearcutting and 8-16 control treatment plots (0.26 ha) were established in each of three sites, all clearcut and planted with Douglas-fir in 1999-2003. Data were collected five years after clearcutting.

     

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