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Factors Contributing to Blowdown in Streamside Leave Strips on Vancouver Island

Author(s) or contact(s): K. Moore
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Windthrow
Series: Land Management Report
Other details:  Published 1977. Hardcopy is available.
 

Abstract

Streamside leave strips of varying ages and vegetational compositions were observed in 59 watersheds on Vancouver Island. Observations were made to determine the factors which caused blowdown or contributed to windfirmness in these leave strips. These observations were compared to the findings of blowdown studies in other areas. A summary of the factors which were observed to contribute to blowdown on Vancouver Island is included.

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Updated December 17, 2008