Forest that is ecologically mature and has been subjected to negligible unnatural disturbance such as logging, roading and clearing. Areas in long-term retention and areas burned in the Victoria and Tasmania fires are shown. No matter what type of harvest you plan for your woodland, all harvest types will have direct consequences for wildlife. Wildlife control is very different from weed or insect control. A primary or a secondary forest which has achieved an age at which structures and species normally associated with old primary forests of that type have sufficiently accumulated to act as a forest ecosystem distinct from any younger age class. In the Tasmanian study areas, formal reserves such as National Parks contributed progressively less to the provision of long-term retention of mature forests around regenerating patches with decreasing spatial scale Figure 7.
In tropical forests decay is very rapid and the turnover is correspondingly fast. We used spatial maps of land tenure to delineate areas of forest in long-term retention, that is, areas in some form of reservation or zoning category that excludes harvesting for at least years. The structure and function of an old-growth ecosystem will be influenced by its stand size and landscape position and context. Another serious challenge to deer and deer management is the spread of infectious disease. Ecologically mature and have been subjected to negligible human-induced disturbance such as logging, roading and clearing or, if subject to any disturbance, the effect of which is now negligible. These mites are typically slow moving and may take up to 3 years to complete the life cycle. Timber Stand Improvement Selective Harvests.
#2: Young Forest Sequester Carbon, Mature Forests do not
In general, hardwood leaves decompose more rapidly than do coniferous leaves. Wardlaw 2 , 3 , Elizabeth C. Barry Brook and Jessie C. Clearcut areas provide large amounts of edge habitat, which is beneficial to wildlife that thrive where forest edges meet nonforested areas such as white-tailed deer. Bolsinger and Waddell
Maternal den sites are typically found in large, hollow hardwood trees measuring at least 20 inches DBH. Percent cover of mature forest in m buffer around harvested patch. These old trees will eventually degrade and form snags. A late stage of forest succession. Junipers, spruces, firs, Douglas-fir, and evergreen shrubs are good choices for wind protection.