Felling areas and stock volume
Final felling is a kind of felling intended for general harvesting of wood performed in one or several attempts after final felling has reached definite age or diameter.
Clear felling - a method in final felling. This type of felling implies that within a year since its outset the basal area of the forest stand or a part of it is reduced below the critical basal area.
Thinning is a type of felling intended for improving the stand composition, growth conditions for the remaining stand.
Improvement felling is a type of felling intended to remove the unproductive forest stands seamlessly or selectively.
Sanitary clear felling is a type of felling with the help of which the stands, which have lost the growing ability due to diseases, pests, wild animals, or abiotic factors (water, fire, wind etc.), are removed.
Sanitary selection felling is a type of felling with the help of which forest stand is cleared from trees overturned and broken down by wind, damaged by diseases, pests, animals or injured otherwise, and which have lost their ability to grow.
Other felling is a type of felling intended for the maintenance of forest infrastructure, landscape forming, collecting of dangerous trees, felling of dead trees, as well as for the preservation of nature values.
The last attempt of selection felling is a kind of final felling by means of which the forest stand is felled in several attempts. The shortest interval between the attempts is five years. During the last attempt of selection felling the forest stand is felled in full.