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  • n. mature trees, left standing to provide shelter to new saplings


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  • "They prefer euphemisms like" shelterwood "and" aggregate retention, "but clear-cutting is what they're doing." www. / Report. pdf) MFW squares off against some of the environmental groups now supportive of Patrick's plans for industrial scale logging on state-owned land: "While these groups were originally formed and run mostly by environmentalists, nowadays their governing boards may contain many directors with corporate backgrounds and some pay hefty CEO salaries."

    The Valley Advocate: News

  • In the Western Carpathians large scale clear-cuts have been abolished and the forest management is conducted mainly by employing various kinds of shelterwood and selective cutting systems.

    Carpathian montane conifer forests

  • Lowland eucalypt species are largely managed on a group selection or shelterwood system with natural regeneration.

    4 Australian Experience

  • Clear-cutting and shelterwood harvests (as practiced in Maine - a 5 - to 10-year clear-cut) would have to be replaced with selective harvests. > News

  • Regenerating Loblolly Pine by direct seeding, seed trees and shelterwood


  • We’ve been working all kinds of land, including semi-slashy fresh cut, residual-heavy fill, burn blocks, shelterwood (another first for me) and types in between. » Blog Archive » Going Broke in Paradise


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  • A silvicultural method in which most timber is harvested, but a few genetically desirable mature trees are left to seed and "shelter" a new generation of progeny.

    December 5, 2007