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The irregular shelterwood system: What in the World? Michigan Forests

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Michigan Forests. Spring: 18-19.


Haven't heard of irregular shelterwood? Don't worry, it's a newer term for professional foresters, too. Irregular shelterwood was developed in Europe and has recently been adapted for North American forests. Practicing foresters say that they have been doing irregular shelterwoods for a while primarily on private lands, but just didn't have the right terminology for it until recent times.


uneven-aged management; private landowner; forestry terms


Kern, Christel​. 2021. The i​​rregular s​​​helterwood system: What in the World? Michigan Forests. Spring: 18-19.

Last updated on: August 25, 2021