Dataset Overview

Damage and Decay dataset for the forest indicators dashboard.

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Trees can become damaged for a variety of reasons such as lightning strikes, neighboring treefall, logging damage, poor growing conditions, insects, or genetics. Physical damage to trees can reduce their life span by allowing diseases and fungi to infiltrate the wood, leading to rot and decay. While damaged and decaying trees have a vital role in the forest ecosystem through providing habitat and food for a variety of organisms from fungi to insects, an increase in the proportion of our trees that are classified as damaged or decaying can impact the value of our forests and suggest that trees are being negatively impacted by stressors.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date



53 records with 7 fields

Data Availability

This dataset is downloadable from the FEMC, and available to download from another site.

Data License

Linked - Third party determines data license

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