Forest Cycles

Eastside Puzzle

The forest in this example is managed to produce large, old trees and fire-resistant conditions.

This is one of the many ways to manage a ponderosa pine forest east of the Cascade Range. This managed forest is uneven-aged, which means there are trees of many ages and sizes across the landscape and within individual stands or patches of trees.

Old trees provide wildlife habitat, and large trees often survive fires. Forest managers can meet a wide range of goals while still harvesting trees for wood products.

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