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    Although deferment cutting is not a practice common in the United States, it has been used in Europe to harvest some forest stands. After a deferment cutting, the residual stand resembles a seed tree cut; however, residual trees are not cut when the regenerated stand becomes established. Instead, residual trees remain until the regenerated stand is at the end of a rotation. Hence the name "deferment" cutting.

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    Citation

    Smith, H. Clay; Lamson, Neil I.; Miller, Gary W. 1989. An esthetic alternative to clearcutting?. Journal of Forestry. 87(3): 14-18.

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