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coarse woody debris

Large dead woody material such as fallen trees and branches in various stages of decomposition that provides nutrient capital to forest resources and serves as habitat in forest and riparian ecosystems. May serve a geomorphic function in stream channels.
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  • large woody debris
  • coarse woody habitat
  • CWD (coarse woody debris)
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