Cutting of hold-overs (ylispuuhakkuu)

During the 20th century Finnish forestry gradually introduced a form of forest management in which the forest is managed in cycles called rotation periods, ending in forest regeneration. In regeneration felling seedling trees (seedling felling) or shelterwood (shelterwood felling) may be left unfelled. Once the stand has become stabilised, the seedling trees and shelterwood are removed in a cutting of hold-overs.