High forest, irregular felling

Conventional forestry with irregular felling patterns

Silvicultural system Notes
Selection systems Selection systems are different to other silvicultural systems because they do not restrict felling and regeneration to a specific area. Felling is carried out throughout the whole woodland area based on tree form, age and size. This method leads to a woodland with an uneven age structure which can closely resemble natural woodland. This method regulates yield throughout the woodland, while maintaining a continuous canopy cover and reducing environmental impact on specific locations. While a standard selection system removes single trees, a group selection system will remove trees from small areas, this is commonly used to favour light-demanding species which would otherwise struggle to regenerate