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patch cutting

A clearcutting system variation in which the logging operation removes all merchantable timber in patches of about 40 to 200 acres, separated for as long as practicable (preferably until the regeneration is adequately shading the forest floor) by living forest, so as to both secure the optimum dispersal of seed and to avoid the high hazard of large continuous areas of logging debris.
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