Continuous cover forestry

Barton, Ian
May 2009
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2009, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p11
The article focuses on continuous cover forestry. It is the management of forests using ecological principles which are patterned on natural processes in order to maintain forest canopy and forest self-regeneration. The objectives and principles of continuous cover forestry is discussed. The four major aspects that must be considered when establishing a new continuous cover forest are site conditions, forest composition, growth conditions and seedlings. It explains the different stand types of forest area as well as the silvicultural processes.


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