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In forestry, windthrow refers to trees uprooted by wind, or to the phenomenon that causes such uprooting to occur. Windthrow commonly results from logging when the removal of certain trees at a forest's edge increases the exposure of the remaining trees to the wind. The resulting damage can be a significant factor in the evolution of a forest.
Trees with heavy growths of ivy may be more susceptible to windthrow.
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