Types of Timber Harvests

Selective Harvest - Means that the best trees are removed, leaving poor or diseased trees uncut.

Selection Harvest - The removal of trees either as single scattered individuals or in small groups, at relatively short intervals repeated Indefinitely so that the continuous establishment of regeneration is encouraged and an uneven-aged stand is maintained.

Recent investments to our complete equipment lineup include the new 6 wheel TigerCat 615c Skidder.
The TigerCat 615c is a six wheel lightweight tracked skidder. This machine has been an asset in working steep terrain as well as its ability to work soft ground while significantly minimizing wheel spin.

Low impact logging with the TigerCat 615C

Timber Stand Improvement(TSI) - Pre commercial or non-commercial activity designed to improve tree and stand quality and/or release the potential crop trees in a stand.

Thinning - Removal of some trees in a stand to increase growing space improving the growth rate and/or quality in the remaining trees.

Patch Cut/ Patch Clear cut - Removal of all trees within a designated small area in a harvest area. Areas are larger than those cut in a group selection method.

Clear-cut - A forest harvesting practice which most or all trees are removed from a site. Clear cuts are used for immediate commercial purposes and for regeneration of future forests. Clear cuts are often times used when disease or infestation has taken over.

Shelter wood - A system of management requiring the removal of the mature timber in a series of cuttings over a period of time.

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