selective cutting

noun
variants: or selective logging

Definition of selective cutting

: the cutting out of trees that are mature or defective, or of inferior kinds to encourage the growth of the remaining trees in a forest or wood

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“Selective cutting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selective%20cutting. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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