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The economic significance of mortality in old-growth Douglas-fir management.Author(s): R.O. McMahon
Source: PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 37: 1-21
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionCurrent mortality in the Douglas-fir subregion, exclusive of catastrophic mortality, approximates a billion feet a year. The Forest Service report "Timber Resources for America's Future" recommended "...utilizing a substantial portion of the unsalvaged mortality loss..." as one means of permanently increasing the Nation's timber supply and bringing it into better balance with expected future timber requirements. Recovery of mortality from old-growth forests in the Douglas-fir subregion offers special opportunities for acting on this recommendation. Increased recognition of these opportunities is needed.
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CitationMcMahon, R.O. 1961. The economic significance of mortality in old-growth Douglas-fir management. PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 37: 1-21
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