What are some pros and cons of selective cutting?
Why is clear cutting bad?
(Pros) Advantages of selective-cutting: • Supports more wildlife by keeping their ecosystems intact • They build up tolerance and resistance to disease and pests • Carbon dioxide that is stored by the trees will regenerate (regrow) faster • Helps the forest grow back faster • Reduces fire hazards and minimizes soil …
Is selective cutting good?
Why is selective cutting bad?
Selective cutting takes longer, is more expensive, and can be dangerous for loggers working in tight spaces, however, it preserves topsoil and does not expose soil to erosion or streams to sedimentation.
Selective Cutting Harvest Method This process allows for better yield and productivity over several decades. Each year provides trees for harvest, rather than having to wait a minimum of sixty years after a clear cut.
What Are Some Advantages & Disadvantages of Clear Cutting?