In selective cutting, trees are harvested regularly over time. Light cutting is required as the trees mature. The practice allows trees of different ages to thrive. An all-aged forest supports more diversities has more resistance against diseases and insects.
Forests can regrow naturally during selective logging. Ideally, the logging of forests must be stopped completely to curb deforestation. However, this is not totally possible as timber is a source of revenue for many developing countries.
Again, we are faced with the dilemma of deforestation. There is a need for logging but the effects can be devastating. This section allows you to appreciate that there are solutions to the problems caused be logging. What we need are responsible loggers and tight legislation.