Glossary - R

Route created during thinning or felling operations for the timber extraction machinery to travel into and out of the forest. Often a rack is made by removing one or two rows of trees.
The production of a new crop by artificial or natural regeneration. See Natural regeneration.
The release into the atmosphere of carbon dioxide formed in a plant or animal where ener is released from stored foods: in plants the reverse of photosynthesis.
The planting of an area after a tree crop has been removed.
The replanting of an area after trees are removed.
Un-surfaced unplanted route through plantations used for access, demarcation, extraction and shooting.
Ring barking
Cutting round the bark and destroying the cells carrying the tree's food. Also called Girdling.
A form of ground cultivation where a long tine breaks into the subsoil. Used to break up ironpan soils.
Root hairs
Tips of young roots through which water and mineral salts are absorbed from soil.
Root stock
Roots on which desirable grafts are grown.
The shallow layer of radially arranged roots revealed when a tree has blown over.
Period between planting and harvesting.
Logs and small branches (small roundwood)