Continuous-cover silviculture (jatkuva kasvatus)

Continuous-cover silviculture is sometimes called uneven-aged forestry. Large clear fellings are not used in continuous-cover silviculture. Forests are kept vital by removing the largest single trees or making small-scale, at most 0.3 hectare, clear fellings. In continuous-cover silviculture, the standing trees provide seeds for the new trees for the small clearings. The forest is not cultivated – which means either sowing or planting.