Title

Dating tree mortality using log decay in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Abstract

Coarse woody material (CWM) is an important component of forest ecosystems. To meet specific CWM management objectives, it is important to understand rates of decay. We present results from a silvicultural trial at the Bartlett Experimental Forest, in which time of death is known for a large sample of trees. Either a simple table or regression equations that use diameter, species group, and decay class can be used to predict time since mortality for a given log.

Publication Date

9-1-2008

Journal Title

Northern Journal of Applied Forestry

Publisher

Society of American Foresters

Scientific Contribution Number

2352

Document Type

Article

Rights

© Copyright by the Society of American Foresters