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cut and leave

cut and leave

One option for managing southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) infestations is the cut-and-leave approach, in which infested trees are felled and left in place. The most common factor that determines if cut trees are left or removed is the markets; if it’s economically worthwhile to send the logs to the mill, foresters will, but if the landowner would lose money (due to transportation costs, product value, etc.), then trees may be left on the ground. (Photo by Dave Coyle, Ph.D.)

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