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Deforestation and Habitat Loss

What is sustainable logging?


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June 11, 2008 8:05PM

Sustainable logging means logging an area in such a way as there is always trees to be cut. In other words, logging in a way that leaves young trees, medium age trees and mature trees behind each time you log, so that you can always log that area in the future. The opposit is called "clear cutting" which means you can't go back in that area to log for over thirty years. Re-planting the area can be part of your sustainable logging plan. I have sustainable logging operations on my hundred acres in Maine and except for the skidder trails throughout the woods, you would not notice the loss of trees each year.