Cascades study may rewrite the textbook on forest growth and death | GarryRogers Nature Conservation

“A century-long study in the Oregon Cascades may cause scientists to revise the textbook on how forests grow and die, accumulate biomass and store carbon.

“However, since the stands in Harmon and Pabst’s study have continued to accumulate biomass steadily for 150 years, the optimum harvest cycle may be considerably longer than 50 years. It is likely, they wrote, that some Douglas-fir forests have been harvested many decades before they reached a point when the rate of biomass accumulation slowed.”

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-cascades-rewrite-textbook-forest-growth.html#jCp.

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