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

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,

My logger says I will be able to cut again in ten years.

No you won't. If I mark a very good stand of oak properly, including regeneration work and TSI, I can go back into the stand every 30 years to get the same volume and quality. Almost all harvesting done without professional help is some form of high-grade. They call it “select cut” but what they