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seed orchard


Orchard where trees are grown for seed production rather than timber.
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skyline


A type of extraction by cable crane using a fixed overhead line wire.
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mechanical thinning


See systematic thinning.
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multi-purpose forestry


Forest management that delivers multiple benefits eg. social, economic, environmental.
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afforestation


Establishment of plantations on treeless land.
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cambium


Layer of living cells just under bark and at growing tips of shoots and roots, from which new growth develops.
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climax vegetation


Term used in connection with ecological succession, in this case the point when stable vegetation cover is reached, e.g. forest.
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forest floor


The comparatively clear ground under a closed-canopy forest.
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underplanting


Planting a new crop below an existing crop with the intention that it will eventually succeed the older crop.
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motor-manual harvesting


The felling of trees using chainsaws and subsequent extraction by machine.
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