So that only selective cutting is done, to thin the groves, no commercial strip-cutting.
Clearcutting contrasts with selective cutting, such as high grading, in which only commercially valuable trees are harvested, leaving all others.
Much of the selective cutting is "high-grading" - clearing all the big trees and leaving the small ones standing.
After fifty years of forestry, the fine hardwood trees were almost ready for sustained selective cutting.
And selective cutting allows loggers to work on the same plot of land repeatedly during their productive years.
Lumber companies, together with settlers working for the industry, will preserve their source of supply through selective cutting, thus earning the most money per acre.
But mahogany seedlings need light to grow, and selective cutting leaves only small holes in the canopy.
"But he did it by selective cutting."
Harvesting methods may include clearcutting or selective cutting.
But there has, alas, been selective cutting and quarrying in what was once pristine.