clearcutting

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clearcutting:

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the management of forest lands for wood, water, wildlife, forage, and recreation. Because the major economic importance of the forest lies in wood and wood products, forestry has been chiefly concerned with timber management, especially reforestation, maintenance of
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And clear-felling, he points out, doesn't come under the heading of good management.
The clear-felling will undermine seven years of work to restore the forest to natural broadleaf woodland through the gradual removal of conifers, that allows regeneration of native plants, the Woodland Trust said.
Most New Zealanders, therefore, believe that all indigenous forests are now protected from unsustainable methods such as clear-felling.
Land where woodland is currently managed around rural Wales is often blighted by clear-felling, where trees are removed en masse for logging and replaced by younger plants for regeneration.
The plan, drawn up by FCW Coed y Gororau staff, will also avoid clear-felling.
Keely Ough, of the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment, identified the impacts of clear-felling on the regeneration of understorey plants in the towering Wet Forests of Victoria.
However, clear-felling has destroyed some of these lands.
Times have changed since the days when modern forest management consisted of clear-felling and replanting.
In fact clear-felling the trees between the turbines, and up-wind from the edge of a group of machines for several hundred metres, will increase power production from 500KW to 660KW, or 32%.
Glaubitz leads a project assessing whether forestry practices such as clear-felling are narrowing the genetic base of native tree species.
The Commission wanted to clear-fell an area of conifers on its land but,because a fence had disappeared,ended up clear-felling a neighbouring landowner's plantation instead.
It is a pity, though, that the Forestry Commission and the Countryside Council for Wales are planning on clear-felling part of Newborough Forest.