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shelterwood method[′shel·tər‚wu̇d ‚meth·əd]
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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Currently the shelterwood method
is still the main silvicultural system, except for Calabrian pine which is often clearcut followed by spreading of cone-bearing branches on the regeneration area.
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
. North J.
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.