Clearcuts & sustainability

Theodore M. Seeber seebert at teleport.com
Tue Oct 20 18:42:24 EST 1998


On 19 Oct 1998, Susan Gordanier wrote:

> In <MPG.1093a375e3b8e4c2989a7d at news.teleport.com>, larryc at teleport.com (Larry Caldwell) writes:
> >
> >Clearcutting actually promotes douglas fir seedling survival.  D. fir 
> >will not regenerate under a canopy.
> 
> Why then in a natural forest, thick canopy and all, do 
> young firs grow on motherlogs?

Because they aren't "young firs", they are the branches of the motherlog
struggling to survive.
Ted

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