Regeneration of harvested areas

jack.perdue at afpe.com jack.perdue at afpe.com
Wed Jul 5 22:46:24 EST 1995



 > Can anbody tell me what is the maximum number of generations 
 > that can be grown on land that is harvested using clearcut techniques.
 > 

There can be an infinet number of harvests using the clearcut technique. The
trees grow, are protected, harvested, regenerated (planted, seed, or sprout)
and on and on ....

 > How many with the most ecological friendly method? How much more timber 
 > do you get when you clear cut vs eco-friendly cut.

Ecological friendly is a nebulous term. Many times a clearcut will offer the
great diversity of species - plant and animal. It is emulating nature in many
ways. Many wildlife species require a diversity of habitats. Openings in the
forest offer that.

 >
 > If my questions are to general with regards to type of tree 
 > please consider my intrest to be in pine trees

Same answers apply. Only the harvest cycles are usually closer together - about
30 years compared to 70-100 years for hardwoods.

Hope this helps.




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