Definitions for "Shelterwood"
An even-aged method of logging in which the timber is removed in two or more stages, with large trees of 30-40 square feet basal area per acre providing seed for natural regeneration, shelter for developing seedlings, and a fairly visually continuous canopy.
The cutting of most trees, leaving those needed to produce sufficient shade to protect young seedlings growing beneath them.
A silvicultural cutting method in which, in order to provide a source of seed and/or protection for regeneration, the old crop (the shelterwood) is removed in two or more successive shelterwood cuttings. An even-age stand results.