Cutting Trees to Spur Young Forest Growth

Tom Stephenson

Tom Stephenson

There’s an interesting article in yesterday’s Record about the debate concerning whether to clear cut trees in forests to simulate young-growth forests. Supporters say the move will create a better habitat for at-risk species like the Golden-winged Warbler. Critics point out what they say are many flaws. The artricle centers on a proposed cutting plan in the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Sussex and Morris counties. Read the stories here and here.