Cutting down of remaining unusable trees, undergrowth and saplings unsuitable for the site, usually following regeneration felling
a release treatment made in a stand not past the sapling stage to free the favoured trees from less desirable species of the same age that overtop them or are likely to do so.
a release treatment made in an age class not past the sapling stage to free the favored trees from less desirable individuals of the same age class that overtop them or are likely to do so
tending operation done in a sapling crop, involving the removal or topping of inferior growth including individuals of the favoured species, climber, etc. when they are interfering with the better grown individuals of the favoured species.It merges with thinnings as the saplings grow into poles. Syn. Release cutting. ( Am.).
The elimination or suppression, in stands not past the sapling stage, of weeds, vines, sod-forming grasses, and undesired woody species.