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Selective cutting

Partial removal of vegetation from a given space.

Selected vegetation is the extraction of trees and/or other forms of vegetation of certain species and sizes from a territory. It is a more complex, expensive, and specialized use that targets species with greater commercial value. It is a type of logging that can occur: (1) in a disorganized way, when trees are cut and stored at random until they are removed by roads and paths in the forest; and (2) geometric, when the logging is aligned to a management plan and both log removal, storage and transport occur in a regular pattern. It maintains part of the vegetation, but when carried out criminally, it increases forest degradation rates and harms the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Selective cutting can be legal if it follows management plans authorized and supervised by public agencies.


selective coppice, selective suppression.

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