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Date Issued: 03 January 2012

 

TOPICAL TOPIC - Deadwood: Dead and dying trees play an important role in the woodland ecosystem and are especially valuable in supporting biodiversity. Deadwood supports a vast food chain of species and as such is an important consideration in woodland management. The term ‘deadwood’ is typically used to describe any accumulation of dead or dying wood. Deadwood includes whole or part standing dead trees (snags) and any fallen material such as tree trunks, branches, stumps or small twigs. The term is also used to describe the … To learn more, visit The Woodshed.