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Subject Category
F Plant Science and Plant Products
K Forest Science and Forest Products
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Debris left over after logging, pruning, thinning or brush cutting; includes logs, chips, bark, branches, stumps and broken understory trees or brush.
Definition Source
Wildland Fire Terminology, Forest Service
RDF/XML Format:
Scope Note
Use for woody debris left in the forest as the result of an anthropogenic activity such as logging; For naturally uprooted trees and fallen branches that serve an ecological function in forests or in streams USE coarse woody debris.
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Broader Term
dead wood
waste wood
Related Term
coarse woody debris
forest thinning
shifting cultivation
restos de corta
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