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  • (2002) Postfire logging: Is it beneficial to a forest?

    Evergreen Alliance Staff

    Key findings:

     • The immediate environmental effects of postfire logging depend on the severity of the burn, slope, soil texture and composition, the presence or building of roads, type of logging system, and postfire weather conditions.

    • Postfire logging can cause significant changes in the abundance and nest density of cavity-nesting birds, particularly those attracted to recently burned


    • The probability that insect pest populations will build up and infest adjacent green-tree stands may be reduced through removal of vulnerable trees after fire.

    • Fuel mass increased on the logged sites as a result of slash left over from harvest, and on the control site as the result of fire-killed trees falling over.

    Post fire logging- Is it beneficial to a forest? (2002).pdf

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