Types of timber harvests used to sustain wood production over time, as opposed to exploitative cuts that drain the woods of its future economic value.
The art and science of influencing the growth, composition, health, and quality of forests and woodlands to meet the needs of the landowner and society.
A recommendation from a forester on a particular way to harvest timber from an area of woods.
A measure of the quality of soil for growing trees, usually expressed as a height of trees at a given age.
|Society of Americn Foresters (SAF)||
A non-profit, professional organization for foresters in the United States.
In general, trees with needles. You might also see these trees called "conifers" or even generally "pine trees" (although not all conifers are actually pines). Despite the name, some softwoods can have hard, dense wood.
The economic value of timber as it stands uncut as trees in the woods. When landowners sell trees, they usually receive income based on their trees' stumpage value.
|Sustainable Forest Management||
The practice of meeting current needs from the forest without compromising the forest's ability to meet those needs in the future.