The removal of an entire stand of trees in one cutting with tree reproduction obtained by natural seeding from adjacent stands or from trees that were cut, from advanced regeneration or stump sprouts, or from planting of seeds or seedlings by man.
A harvesting technique that entails clearing all standing timber from a discrete forest stand. It is usually followed by a replanting approach that either emphasizes plantation tree cultivation or natural reforestation.
the removal of all the trees on a site for the purpose of utilization and to provide for regeneration of an even-aged stand of trees, usually of a species requiring full sunlight for proper development and growth.
Cutting essentially all trees in a given area, which produces a fully exposed microclimate for the development of a new age class. Regeneration can be from natural seeding, direct seeding, planted seedlings, or advance reproduction. See even-aged management.
Forestry Operations & Water Quality] [ Terms Commonly used in Management Plans] [ Forest Stewardship] 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 re-generate 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.
A silvicultural method in which all trees in a given area are removed, followed by planting or natural regeneration. This even-aged management method is often used to encourage shade-intolerant species such as birch and aspen.
a harvesting and regeneration technique that removes all the trees, regardless of size, on an area in one operation. Clearcutting is most often used with species like aspen or black cherry, which require full sunlight to reproduce and grow well, or to create specific habitat for certain wildlife species. Clearcutting produces an even-aged forest stand.
A forest management method that involves the complete felling and removal of a stand of trees. Clearcutting may be done in blocks, strips, or patches. Coupe à blanc
A method of regenerating an even-aged forest stand in which new seedlings become established in a fully exposed microenvironment after removal of most or all existing trees. Regeneration can originate naturally or by planting or seeding . Clearcutting can be done in blocks, strips or patches. This method can be distinguished from seed-tree and shelterwood methods, in that trees are left because of operational or utilization constraints, rather than as a means to secure regeneration. (HARV CC) 1-stage: The timber crop is removed from the harvest block, strip or patch, as a single silvicultural treatment. Operational objectives could entail that this volume be removed over several operating seasons. 2-stage : Two harvests are prescribed to remove the existing timber crop. The first stage is normally timed to salvage volumes which are vulnerable to loss by insect and disease agents, or to remove one of several stories in a multi-storied stand. The 2nd stage would remove the balance of the crop and create the potential for regeneration establishment. The time lag between first and second harvests typically spans many operating seasons. (HARV CC2ST)
a term used to describe a timber harvest in which all of the trees are removed at one time. Clearcutting results in the establishment of a new, even-aged stand of trees which can be naturally or artificially created.