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What strategies are effective for perpetuating structures provided by old trees in harvested forests? A case study on trees with hollows in south-eastern Australia

Gibbons, Philip; McElhinny, Chris; Lindenmayer, David B


Some habitat resources provided by trees take longer to form than the period between harvesting events in forests managed for wood production. In response, governments and forest certification schemes often prescribe that old trees must be retained in harvested stands. Despite these prescriptions there is evidence from around the world that structures provided by old trees have declined over successive harvesting events in wood production forests. This undermines the ecological sustainability...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Forest Ecology and Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.06.016


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