Lienkaemper, G. W.; Swanson, F. J. 1987. Dynamics of large woody debris in streams in old-growth Douglas-fir forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 17: 150-156.
Transfer of large woody debris (>10 cm diameter) from old-growth Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirbel) Franco)forests into five first- to fifth-order stream reaches (drainage areas of 0.1 to 60.5 km2) has ranged from 2.0 to 8.8 Mg • ha- I • year- Iin 7- to 9-year study periods. Amounts of large debris in these streams range from 230 to 750 Mg • ha- I , with generally lowervalues in larger channels. The addition of woody debris is widely scattered in time and space and comes mainly from single treesrooted away from the streambank. We infer that wind is a major agent for entry of wood into these streams. Downstreammovement of debris is strongly related to length of individual pieces; most pieces that moved were shorter than bankfull width.