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Firewood and wildlife

Author(s):

Andrew B. Carey
John D. Gill

Year:

1980

Publication type:

Research Note (RN)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

Research Note NE-299. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.

Description

The increased demand for firewood threatens the habitat of many wildlife species. Dead or dying trees that commonly are cut for firewood are vital to wildlife species that nest in tree cavities. Likewise, healthy trees of many species preferred for firewood are important components of wildlife habitat. Tree species or species groups are value-rated for both firewood and wildlife so that the ratings can be used to decide how to manage a woodland for fuel and wildlife.

Citation

Carey, Andrew B.; Gill, John D. 1980. Firewood and wildlife. Research Note NE-299. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.

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