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    Coarse woody material (CWM) is an important component of forest ecosystems. To meet specific CWM management objectives, it is important to understand rates of decay. We present results from a silvicultural trial at the Bartlett Experimental Forest, in which time of death is known for a large sample of trees. Either a simple table or regression equations that use diameter, species group, and decay class can be used to predict time since mortality for a given log.

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    Citation

    Fast, Andrew J.; Ducey, Mark J.; Gove, Jeffrey H.; Leak, William B. 2008. Dating tree mortality using log decay in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(3): 154-157.

    Keywords

    coarse woody debris, downed wood, snags, dating mortality, New Hampshire

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