Definitions for "Shelterwood harvest"
A method for regenerating a site that involves the gradual removal of the residual stand in a series of partial cuts. A fundamental characteristic of the shelterwood method is the establishment of a new forest stand before complete removal of the parent stand.
the harvest of all mature trees in an area in a series of two or more cuts, leaving enough trees of other sizes to provide shade and protection for forest seedlings.
Removing trees on the harvest area by a series of two or more cuttings, so new seedlings become established from the seeds and in the protection of older trees.