clear-cutting


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clear-cutting

The process of removing all vegetation from a site when harvesting timber, rather than cutting only the marketable trees.Some states require immediate reforestation of clear-cut timber lands.Purchasers of timbered land should be careful to word contracts so as to include the timber.In many states,once an owner signs a contract to sell timber,it ceases to become part of the real estate,is converted to personal property,and is not automatically covered under a sale contract for real property.

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Southeast, for example, foresters are using fire to bring back longleaf pine stands, which have suffered from clear-cutting and a lack of controlled burning.
In recent years, the long-term effects of clear-cutting on ground-layer flora has been a subject of considerable controversy (Duffy and Meier, 1992; Johnson et al.
However, many are concerned that MB has turned to variable retention harvesting to escape the strict clear-cutting regulations that have been put on clear-cutting in BC.
Public Works spokeswoman Jean Granucci said the county has begun the work, clear-cutting some stretches of riverbed in Los Angeles County, including part of the South Fork.
But since stronger environmental regulations have slowed clear-cutting in the Pacific Northwest, there is nary a peep about the owl.
Ironically, salvage logging is often justified as a way to preserve forest health, even though many biologists and forest ecologists claim that the type of salvage logging done in national forests - either taking the largest, most valuable trees or clear-cutting - often does more harm than good.
It was easy for environmentalists to mobilize public opinion against clear-cutting.
In clear-cutting the west side, we should be able to get oak and aspen regeneration in that area, improving the biological diversity of our woodlot.
Hoff suggests that selective clear-cutting and burning in the field, along with planting the nursery stock, could hasten the process of natural selection so that someday Clark's nutcrackers will be stashing disease-resistant whitebark seeds.
It's going to look like private land clear-cutting in Oregon.
Matera and his wife settled in Northampton and, to his dismay, he found evidence of forest clear-cutting on state Department of Conservation property, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife management areas and the Quabbin watershed.
MRC's certification permits clear-cutting for another 50 years, indefinite use of toxic herbicides, and logging of rare old-growth, according to Pjerrou.