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Windthrow Impacts

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Wind Damage

What role does wind damage play in BC forests?

  • Windthrow is a natural disturbance agent and influences the structure and composition of stands and their distribution over the landscape, especially where fire frequency is low.
  • What impacts might windthrow have on IRM prescriptions?
  • Windthrow impacts include damage to cutblock boundaries, partial cuts, riparian reserves and bark beetle outbreaks.
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