Jan 14 2010
On the supplemental notes about forestry methods, I am trying to figure out how to link the management systems to the harvest methods. Uneven-aged management would involve selective cutting, and even-aged management would involve clear cutting. What kind of management is it when a manager clear cuts a natural forest, harvesting forests of different ages?
I guess strip-cutting can be either even-aged management or uneven–only even-aged if it involves a tree farm?
Also, the book mentions mining as an economic value of forests, but what kind of mining are they talking about? Do they just mean mineral mines that happen to be found in forests, and in order to access them, forests have to be fragmented? Could somebody give me an example of this?
Thanks, guys! : )