Friday, January 13, 2012

An Uprooting Phenomenon

Oh, snap!

Windthrow: A phenomenon of gale or hurricane force winds that blow down acres of trees in uncut stands and along cut boundaries and roads. Windsnap. Windthrown timber can create a fire hazard and can produce habitat for harmful insect pests.

Windthrow: One or more trees felled by wind, common with shallow-rooted species and in areas where cutting has reduced density.

Windthrow: Trees uprooted by wind, or from some other cause. This often breaks the tree trunks as well, which is called windsnap.

Windthrow: When trees are uprooted by wind. This is a concern in recently thinned timber stands. Shallow rooted trees are more affected.

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