I don’t want a clear cut. I just want a select cut.

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Sometimes, a clearcut is the best prescription for a stand, especially if it has been high-graded multiple times. Clearcutting is a perfectly legitimate silvicultural regeneration technique. The term select cut is misused. Group Select, Crop Tree Select and Species Select harvesting are techniques that I have used to achieve certain goals. Usually more timber value, regeneration and diversity. “Selecting” all the cherry and oak over 14” DBH is not a silvicultural prescription.

Having said that, clearcuting is not the best prescription for your property value in most cases.

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