Category: General Publications
Title: Working Paper 16: Snags and Forest Restoration
Author: * Lowe, K.
Subject: Ecological Restoration, Snags
Abstract: Standing dead trees, also known as snags, are an important component of a thriving forest ecosystem. They are an essential part of the nutrient cycling process and provide crucial wildlife habitat for many species of animals. Although some may consider snags unsightly, they are a natural part of the decomposition process and may be one of the most important legacies of a forest (Tinker and Knight 2004). This publication presents an overview of snags and their relationship to ecosystem health and wildlife habitat, guidelines for maintaining snags in restoration areas, and additional information about how snags affect the level of fire hazard.
Type: Working Papers
Source: ERI Working Paper
Identifier: Vol. 16, 8p.
Publisher: Ecological Research Institute