Method of timber harvesting in which all trees in a forested area are removed in a single cutting. Compare, seed-tree cutting, selective cutting, shelterwood cutting, strip cutting.
the removal of the entire standing crop of trees. In practice, may refer to exploitation that leaves much unsaleable material standing (e.g. a commercial clear-cutting). [GBA
A harvesting and regeneration method that removes all the trees (regardless of size) on an area. Clear-cutting is often used with sun-loving species, such as pine. Clear-cutting produces an even-aged forest.