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Conventional silviculture consisting of even aged stands of trees
|Silvicultural system||Rotation length||Regeneration method||Thinning||Felling||Notes|
|Clear fell/clear cut||Depends on species; a minimum of 40-60 years, but may be longer than 160 years for slow growing species such as oak||Usually planting on larger areas, may use natural regeneration from seed on smaller areas||May take place throughout the lifetime of the crop. Thinning may be systematic (eg every third tree) or selective (eg the 20% of trees with the poorest form)||The crop is cleared by a single felling at the end of the rotation||There is a grey area between a heavy thinning of a forest stand, and some of the systematic regeneration methods described below|
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