Definitions for "Shelterwood cutting"
Removal of mature, marketable trees in an area in a series of partial cuttings to allow regeneration of a new stand under the partial shade of older trees, which are later removed. Typically, this is done by making two or three cuts over a decade. Compare clear-cutting, seed-tree cutting, selective cutting, strip cutting.
a regeneration cutting method that removes the overstory stand in two or more operations, spaced in time.
the removal of the understory of a forest so that younger saplings can grow in the shade of older and larger trees