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Cleared forest area in Canada

Cleared forest area in Canada

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Uploaded 31 Aug 2010 by Lawrence Hislop
Year: 2010
From collection: World Forest Ecosystems
Taken by: Lawrence Hislop
Clearcutting of forests is a controversial logging practice that has widespread negative implications for the environment. The most apparent consequence is the loss of large areas of habitat supporting numerous species of plants and animals. Other impacts include soil erosion which may alter nearby rivers and water bodies. Loss of fungi, underground worms and bacteria reduces the quality of the soil and make plant species more vulnerable to diseases. Replanted forests are often monocropped w ...
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