prelogging

prelogging

[′prē‚läg·iŋ]
(forestry)
Cutting down and removing small trees before large trees are logged.
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The Action Statement suggests that pre-logging surveys created an over-representation of records in timber harvesting areas; however, many prelogging surveys also included parts of national parks, either existing or created later (e.
Consistent with the long turnover times we found, the ages of individual trees (Inselberg 1993), and the distribution of forest age classes over the watershed (British Columbia Ministry of Forests, unpublished data), the prelogging landscape at Tofino Creek was one of largely late-successional character.