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APES Ch13Vocab Lytle

Lytle - APES Ch 13 Vocab

certification of forestry The formal process by which the actual practices of specific corporations or government agencies are compared with practices that we believe to be consistent with sustainability. As practiced today, it is as much an art or a craft as it is a science.
clear-cutting In timber harvesting, the practice of cutting all trees in a stand at the same time.
codominants Trees that are fairly common, sharing the canopy or top part of the forest.
dominants in forestry, the tallest, most numerous, and most numerous trees in a forest community
wilderness An area unaffected now or in the past by human activities and without a noticeable presence of human beings.
old-growth forest A nontechnical term often used to mean a virgin forest(one never cut) but also used to mean a forest that has been undisturbed for a long but usually unspecified time.
plantation Managed forests, in which a single species is planted in straight rows and harvested at regular intervals.
public service functions Functions performed by ecosystems tat improve other forms of life i other ecosystems. Examples include the cleansing of the air by trees and removal of pollutants from water by infiltration through the soil.
rotation time Time between cuts of a stand or area of forestry.
second-growth forest A forest that has been logged and regrown.
seed-tree cutting A logging method in which mature trees with good genetic characteristics ad high seed production are preserved to promote regenerated of the forest. Is is an alternative to clear-cutting
selective cutting Practice of cutting some but not all trees leaving others to be cut for later use. Some are left to provide seed for future generations.Some left for wildlife habitat & recreation.
shelterwood-cutting A logging method in which dead and less desirable trees are cut first; mature trees are cut later. This ensures that young vigorous trees will always be left in the forest It's alternative to clear cutting
silviculture The practice of growing trees and managing forests, traditionally with an emphasis on the production of timber for commercial sale
site quality Used by foresters to mean an estimator of the maximum timber crop the land can produce in a given time.
stand An informal term used by foresters to refer to a group of trees.
strip-cutting In timber harvesting, the practice of cutting narrow rows of forest, leaving wooded corridors.
suppressed In forestry, tree species growing in the understory, beneath the dominant and intermediate species
sustainable forest Effort to manage a forest so that a resource in it an be harvested at a rate that does not decrease the ability of the forest ecosystem to continue to provide that same rate of harvest indefinitely.
thinning The timber-harvesting practice of selectively removing only smaller or poorly formed trees.
intermediate In forests, they are plants forming a layer of growth below dominants.
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