The Importance of Large-Diameter Trees to Forest Structural Heterogeneity
The Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot (WFDP) is located in the T.T. Munger Research Natural Area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (left, green) in the Tsuga heterophylla zone of western Washington, USA.
The plot is located in a patch of late-successional forest. The area surrounding the Research Natural Area has had ongoing harvesting beginning in the late 19th century.