One of the biggest benefits of selective logging is that it reduces the ecological impact on the forest as a whole.
Some advantages of selective cutting are:
- It supports different types of wildlife.
- It is more resistant to diseases and insects.
- Leave a lighter carbon footprint.
- Create a more natural forest count after harvest.
- From: Financial reasons. Clear advocates argue that the method is most effective for both harvesting and planting trees.
- Disadvantage: Effects on plants and wildlife.
- Advantages: increased water flow.
- Disadvantage: loss of recreational areas.
- Pros: no more agricultural land.
Selective logging causes long-term changes in the forest structure. Selective logging causes long-term changes in African tropical forests by promoting weed and vine growth, reducing plant diversity and carbon storage, reports a new article published in the journal Ecological Research.
Selective logging is often seen as a better alternative to logging when much of the forest has been cleared and only tree fragments and a deforested landscape remain. The ecological, social and economic impacts allow for a better understanding of efficient forest management techniques.
Compaction of the soil by heavy felling machines also makes it difficult to grow new trees. Selective logging takes longer, is more expensive and can be dangerous for loggers working in confined spaces, but it is gentle on topsoil and does not subject the soil to erosion or runoff for sedimentation.
Selective cutting is selective because lumberjacks select only high quality wood such as mahogany. Selective logging is more sustainable than logging because other trees and plants can survive logging and the forest can recover over time.
Selective logging and reforestation of ancient trees ensure the conservation of the rainforest. This is the case where a country that owes money to another country forgives part of the debt when the debtor makes a deal to ensure the conservation of its tropical rainforests.
Burning or cutting trees reverses the effects of carbon sequestration and releases greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere. Furthermore, deforestation changes the landscape and the ability to reflect the surface of the earth, eg. H. a reduced albedo.
The felling system is not cheap due to the slow growth of the trees, the low income from wood products and the high cost of this system. It can take cutting cycles of over 40 years to increase the yield of the wood and make this system profitable.
The clearing does not cause soil erosion. Harvesting can be done without significant erosion or sedimentation if roads are properly planned and built using accepted best practices (BMP) to protect waterways. Harvesters don’t just remove because it’s the cheapest way to harvest wood.
Obvious benefits: Creates large, open spaces with lots of sun. This means that most of the sunlight can reach trees that need full sun to thrive. The clearing also creates clearings in the forest that provide habitat for some species of songbirds, deer, and moose.
In the most general sense, a joy or clearing is an open area in a forest. Fortunately, in the central United States, the term is used more accurately to describe rocky grassland habitats found in flat-bottomed areas.
Wildlife can benefit from clear cuts.
Logging companies prefer logging as it is the cheapest and most efficient way to harvest wood. It is much easier to move wood and equipment out of a bare area than standing trees. The clean cut allows lumberjacks to get the most out of a forest at the lowest cost.
Sustainably managed forests meet the needs of wildlife, while supporting livelihoods and providing many other ecosystem services, such as carbon storage and flood risk reduction.