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18 Aug 2014
Any reasonable forester will tell you that, in order to harvest wood from trees, you not only need a lot of trees, but you need a lot of renewable trees, at that. This does not mean that you continually plant and pull up trees. No, in fact that can cause more damage than good in most cases. However, when foresters cut a tree back to a certain point, the tree is protected from animals which feed on shoots, while also having a firm foundation upon which to grow new branches which are then harvested for building and other crafts.

This “partial harvesting” which foresters do is very effective for people who need to live off of the wood provided by trees, but who are not in a very good position to uproot entire...