A unit of forest where all the trees are removed. It is intended to produce a new even-aged forest stand.
A harvesting and regeneration method which removes all the trees (regardless of size) on an area. Clearcutting is most used with species like pine which require full sunlight to reproduce and grow well. Clearcutting produces an even-aged forest stand. California law requires that clearcut stands be planted with seedlings native to the area where the harvesting occurred.
A cutting method in which trees are cleared over a considerable area at one time. This, in effect, removes the forest community. Regeneration can occur from natural seeding from adjacent trees, seeds in the slash or logging debris, planting or direct seeding. Eventually, an even-aged forest can result.
the harvest of all the trees in an area. Clearcutting is used to aid species whose seedlings require full sunlight to grow well.
ting A regeneration method of timber harvesting in which all suitable trees within a designated area are removed, leaving ground material in place, along with stumps and leftover woody debris. This method typically is needed to successfully regenerate most pine species, and some hardwood species of trees. Note that clearcutting should not be confused with land clearing operations, in which all material is scraped off the ground and stumps are removed to allow for a conversion of use to non-forestry purposes.
To harvest all trees from an area of forest land in a single cut.
Timber harvest that removes nearly all the merchantable trees and sometimes unmerchantable trees from an area usually greater than two acres.
A logging technique in which all of the trees in a given area are harvested, regardless of size. It is used principally in even-aged stands of trees and is considered essential to the regeneration of tree species that are intolerant to shade.
a logging style where all trees in an area are removed.
a forest harvesting practice in most or all trees are removed from a site. Clearcuts are used for immediate commercial purposes and for regeneration of future forests. Clearcuts in Maine are defined by State Statute.
an area of forestland from which all merchantable trees have recently been harvested.
A process in which all of the trees in a given area are logged.
Harvesting all the trees in one area at one time, a practice that can encourage fast runoff, erosion, sedimentation of streams and lakes, flooding and destroy vital habitat.
A method of regenerating a forest in which all trees on a given area are cut. Clearcutting results in conditions which allow the greatest amount of sunlight to reach the forest floor, a desirable condition for the regrowth of certain valuable tree species which need a lot of sunlight to grow, such as oaks and walnut. Clearcutting also confers certain benefits for many wildlife species.
The removal of all the background from around an image.
A timber harvest method that describes harvesting all the merchantable trees within a stand.
A harvesting and regeneration method that removes all trees within a given area. Most commonly used in pine and hardwood forests that require full sunlight to regenerate and grow efficiently.