An alternate method for NTMP inventory and harvest

by Cate Moore on September 8, 2013

If you are at all interested in alternative forest management strategies, you might find Dale Holderman’s strategy in his NTMP interesting.

Dale has come up with a method that allows him to cut just his growth without having to extensively inventory his trees each time he harvests to prove he is within his plan.  It caused a lot of controversy when he proposed it; to the State forestry staff it looks like high-grading.

I’m not sure it will work for anything but redwoods.  Redwoods resprout from the stump, so you retain your genetic structure even when you harvest.  Still, it’s a very interesting strategy, and Dale is using his own land to field test it.

Dale explains it very clearly, so click his attachment to get the full skinny.

Dale Holderman growth cut model

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