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Creating snags with explosives.Author(s): Evelyn L. Bull; Arthur D. Partridge; Wayne G. Williams
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-393. Portland,OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe tops of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) trees were blown off with dynamite to create nest sites for cavity-nesting wildlife. The procedure included drilling a hole almost through the trunk, inserting the dynamite, and setting the charge with primacord and fuse. Trees were simultaneously innoculated with a decay organism. The average cost was $30 per tree.
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CitationBull, Evelyn L.; Partridge, Arthur D.; Williams, Wayne G. 1981. Creating snags with explosives. Res. Note PNW-RN-393. Portland,OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
KeywordsBirds, nesting, snags, wildlife habitat
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