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Treating mature stands for wildlifeAuthor(s): William H. Healy; Gary F. Houf
Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 9.05
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionStands older than 60 years or that are medium to large sawtimber size generally provide good wildlife habitat. Mature trees usually produce abundant mast and provide den sites (see fig. 1 in Note 9.04 Treating Immature Stands). The undergrowth in these stands produces moderate amounts of browse and herbage. Mature stands also provide opportunities for management because medium-to-large sawtimber-size trees are valuable for timber products.
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CitationHealy, William H.; Houf, Gary F. 1989. Treating mature stands for wildlife. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 9.05
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