Wood from the forest

There are still small remote areas where wood is cut (logged) from untouched forest.  

This is called first growth.  

These are trees that few can experience..

These trees grew more slowly, in competition with others.

The wood was denser, very strong and of very high quality.  It is highly prized.

The forest canopy was high, there was little undergrowth.

  




Modern forestry practices are managed to produce high yield..  Areas are selected for their market value, roads are surveyed and built.  Trees are cut and removed.  Wood waste is burned, new trees are planted, thinned and fertilized and "harvested" when they grow to the best size.  This is often much smaller than the original first growth trees.