Dataset Overview

Annual mortality is calculated as the volume (cubic ft) of average annual mortality of sound bole over the sound bole volume of live tree on forested land for New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. This data was extracted from the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) EVALIDator.

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Trees die for a variety of reasons, from windstorms and lightning strikes, to fungal or insect infestations. The trunks may persist for decades as standing dead trees providing habitat for birds and animals, or as logs slowly rotting on the forest floor and gradually returning nutrients to living plants. However, changes to the baseline tree mortality rate may signify that environmental conditions are changing and hastening the death of trees.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date



70 records with 7 fields

Data Availability

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

Data License

Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (2021) Tree Mortality. Linked.

Update Frequency


Maintenance Plan

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