Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub


    The answer to the title question should be "yes"! Currently, there is a lot of chatter about sustainable forestry and alternative fuels, including conversion of wood to bioenergy. At first glance it may seem like there is a conflict - how can removal of woody biomass be sustainable? Whether you are a small woodlot owner doing sustainable harvesting, looking for rotational forest products, chasing bioenergy products, or looking to use forest "waste" left from thinning or harvesting, one question I am repeatedly asked is: "How much woody material should I leave on my forest site?"

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Page-Dumroese, Deborah. 2010. Is woody residue part of your plan for sustainable forestry? Northwest Woodlands. Summer: 20-22.


    woody residue, sustainable forestry

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page