Diameter Limit Cutting vs Shelterwood Harvesting (Part 2)
Owners of hardwood forestland often seek to regenerate their properties while maximizing timber revenue. Diameter limit cutting is sometimes employed as a way of maximizing revenue, but does not consider future value of the stand or regeneration potential. Shelterwood harvesting is a more appropriate technique that can be used for profitable harvesting while ensuring adequate regeneration for the future of the stand. This video describes factors to consider when installing shelterwood cuts and details both their installation and resultant regeneration success.