Selective Cutting

Most hardwoods are mature at 50-70cm diameter and could be harvested at this size.
Selective harvest leaves a sufficient number of mature trees to protect younger trees and provide seed for future crops.

Woodlots harvested with improvement and select harvesting principals will be left in dramatically better condition when completed than a minimum legal bylaw cut. Selling logs by size and grade (scaled) most often brings owners more money than by selling without classification by the lot.

Some of the advantages of selective cutting are:

  • It supports more varieties of wildlife.
  • It is more resistant to disease and insect manifestations.
  • It leaves a lighter ecological footprint.
  • It creates a more natural-looking forest stand after harvesting.

Overall, Selective cutting is better for the environment

Forest Management and other services are available from Little Otter Tree Farm.

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