Clearcutting and Forestry: Topic Sheet

In western Oregon, landowners of commercial forestland most likely use clearcutting, followed by planting trees to replace the ones harvested. Clearcutting is efficient and cost-effective, which means more affordable wood products for the consumer. In eastern Oregon, because the tree species are different, landowners may use selective harvest methods such as thinning, and allow trees to naturally regenerate.

This publication is one in a series of forestry topic sheets being developed by OFRI.