Forestry water use

"Water that is used by the forestry industry. In forestry, water is used to irrigate seedlings and grow trees. Water is also used to put out wildfires that burn forests. Water is also used indirectly as trees obtain water from soil moisture, use water during photosynthesis, and store water in their tissues. Forestry activities such as logging, constructing roads, and transporting felled trees can destabilize hillslopes, increasing erosion and sedimentation transport to streams. Forestry water use is a water cycle flux." (U.S. Geological Survey, 2022)


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). "Water Cycle Glossary Terms". USGS Water Science School. (2022). Link: