shelterwood method

shelterwood method

[′shel·tər‚wu̇d ‚meth·əd]
(forestry)
A method for ensuring tree reproduction; older trees are removed by successive cuttings so that the amount of light reaching the seedlings is gradually increased.
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A shelterwood method for regeneration of red oak in the Southern Appalachians.
Establishing even-age northern hardwood regeneration by the shelterwood method - a preliminary guide.
The shelterwood method involves clear-cutting relatively small areas within the woodlot, cutting all of the trees in two or more cuts.
Regeneration of northern hardwoods in the northeast with the shelterwood method.
Most of this kind of harvesting is by shelterwood methods, which leave a light overstoryo of larger trees to shelter the seedling forests until they are well-enough established to be considered saplings.