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Sol Duc Old-growth Forest

Sol Duc forest, Olympic NP

Old-growth features include diverse tree-related structures that provide diverse wildlife habitat that increases the bio-diversity of the forested ecosystem. The concept of diverse tree structure includes multi-layered canopies and canopy gaps, greatly varying tree heights and diameters, and diverse tree species and classes and sizes of woody debris. Photo © copyright by Robert Faucher.

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