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FOR95: Chapter 6: Restoring the Hydrological Cycle in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 59. In this stream, important habitat has been restored by importing large woody debris directly into the stream. Large woody debris provides important nesting, cover, and substrate for aquatic life. Streamside vegetation has been replanted to provide shade for cooler and more stabilized water temperatures, and to provide detritus for food webs.