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An esthetic alternative to clearcutting?Author(s): H. Clay Smith; Neil I. Lamson; Gary W. Miller
Source: Journal of Forestry. 87(3): 14-18.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionAlthough 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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CitationSmith, 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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