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Managing Continuous Cover Forests

Continuous cover forestry (CCF) is an approach to forest management in which the forest canopy is maintained at one or more levels without clearfelling. This includes everything from a stand of regenerating Sitka spruce, where the canopy is removed quickly, to a mixture of shade tolerant conifers where trees vary in age. The aim of this booklet is to provide Forestry Commission staff with clear, practical advice about managing continuous cover forests.