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Effects of fire, insect, and pathogen damage on wood quality of dead and dying western conifersAuthor(s): Eini C. Lowell; Valerie A. Rapp; Richard W. Haynes; Caitlin. Cray
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-816. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 73 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionWe update and expand the 1992 survey of research findings by Lowell and colleagues, providing an ecological context for the findings, using a more reader-friendly format, and including extensive citations so readers can get indepth information on particular topics. Our intent is that managers will use this report as a desktop reference and field guide. The worksheet can be copied and taken to the field, as a reminder of key indicators to look for and key questions to ask. With a visual assessment process, potential volume and value losses associated with disturbance can be estimated for postdisturbance management planning.
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CitationLowell, Eini C.; Rapp, Valerie A.; Haynes, Richard W.; Cray, Caitlin. 2010. Effects of fire, insect, and pathogen damage on wood quality of dead and dying western conifers. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-816. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 73 p.
KeywordsFire-killed stands, fire-damaged stands, insect damage, pathogen damage, wood quality, wood deterioration
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