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In Defense of "Selective Cutting"

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The author presents a vigorous defense of "selective cutting" as a useful lay term that has come to mean simply the conservative harvesting of forest products. He urges that the term be included in the next edition of Forestry Terminology, and suggests a definition that might be used for this purpose.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant State Forester, in charge of management, State Commission of Forestry, Columbia, South Carolina

Publication date: September 1, 1945

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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