windthrow


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windthrow

(ˈwɪndˌθrəʊ)
n
(Physical Geography) the uprooting of trees by wind
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A number of challenges and problems specific to forest management planning are mentioned in a number of chapters, such as risks arising from fluctuating timber prices or hazards like windthrow and forest pests.
Moreover, it has been demonstrated that the response of understory vegetation is more pronounced in windthrow gaps than in gaps without soil perturbation [15].
Coleoptera, Scolytidae) attacks following heavy windthrow in Denmark, analysed using GIS.
Changes in two Minnesota forests during 14 years following catastrophic windthrow.
Furthermore, we predicted that the diet composition of red deer will differ between windthrow, bark-beetle gaps and undisturbed forest due to the changes in food availability.
Windthrow is an important disturbance in many forests of the world (Bergonzini and Laroussinie 2000).
In particular, operational trials are needed to assess the level of tree retention appropriate under different site conditions and to aid in the design of retention areas that are more likely to withstand windthrow.
Rapid soil development after windthrow disturbance in pristine forests.