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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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"The community of Grassy Narrows has lived through many traumatic events: relocation, mercury contamination of their waterways, flooding of their sacred grounds, residential schooling, and the clear-cutting that is taking place now.
Clear-cutting of forests poured more silt into rivers, and cattle grazing caused erosion, which led to increased soil runoff.
Clear-cutting has been the most common harvest method used on the HNF since the 1960s, although there has been little harvesting since the mid-1980s.
MB's chief forester Bill Cafferata acknowledges that although MB has promised to phase out clear-cutting of old growth forests, it will still continue to log old growth.
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.
The clear-cutting practice of harvesting trees has earned Canada the uncomplimentary label of "The Brazil of the North."
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.
When I heard about the clear-cutting of 200-year-old trees, I knew I had to take a stand.
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."
"We have told them that we do not want clear-cutting, but clear-cutting seems to have been their solution all along," Mr.
A devastating invasion of pine bark beetles--feasting on their favorite food, undeterred by inedible hardwoods--cropped up in 1999 and has encouraged hasty salvage clear-cutting, making the problem that much worse.