Stages of timber extraction from a natural forest

Stages of timber extraction from a natural forest

a.) Lumbering is the extraction of timber from forests for economic purpose.

b.) Preparation -The area to be exploited is surveyed to locate the needed species.
– Routes to these areas are planned and constructed to open up the forest.
– Camps for the lumbermen are established

c.) Felling – Trees are cut down by axes, power saws and the braches removed.
– Trunks are then cut into suitable lengths.

d.) Extraction – Logs are moved to collection points on the network access roads, water ways and rails Logs are then transported to the mills.

e.) Replanting – New seedlings are planted in places of felled ones to ensure forest regeneration.

Note: Order should be sequential


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