Module 3 — Stand level components
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Module 3, Part B — Wildlife trees — continued
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Wildlife tree patches (WTP) 
 

 

Because the information about wildlife tree patches is evolving, go to Wildlife Tree Management web site at https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/values/wildlife/WLT/index.htm

     
See also No-work zones 


icon Why is a group of wildlife trees better than a single tree for birds?

Is there other wildlife that would benefit from groups of trees too?
 (Explain and 
give examples)

  Wildlife tree patches provide several advantages over other leave strategies. 
  1. Potentially dangerous trees are more safely retained and operational inconvenience is minimized.

  2. There is increasing evidence that patches of trees provide better habitat for wildlife than scattered individual trees. As well, they provide an area of relatively undisturbed forest floor within cutblocks from which fungi, mycorrizie and other organisms can recolonize the site.

  3. In many cases, WTPs can be conveniently

    Located in or adjacent to gullies, rock outcrops, riparian areas, inoperable areas, and other special habitats 

    Located in places that pose harvesting, yarding or regeneration problems

    Located on sites which already require special management practices (e.g., riparian management areas)

See also wildlife tree patch distribution

     
 
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