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Downed Wood: Enhancing Beauty and Biodiversity

Downed wood in the author's home garden.

Downed wood in the author’s home garden.

Fallen tree branches and dead trunks can add visual interest and wildlife habitat to our urban landscape. In the latest issue of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, writer Jean Colley describes how the Arboretum and other city parks are incorporating downed wood into their management plans. She also examines techniques for using dead wood and creating snags in the home garden. Read the complete article.