In that case, trees of same age group can be cut down in a selected area and then marked for replantation.
In selective cutting only mature trees are selected for cutting. Shelter wood cutting is where first of all useless trees having been cut down followed by medium and best quality timber trees.
Therefore, cutting should be regulated by adopting methods like: (i) Clear cutting, (ii) Selective cutting, and (iii) Shelter wood cutting.
The clear cutting method is useful for those areas where the same types of trees are available over a large area.
Some of the fire suppression techniques are to develop three metre wide five lanes around the periphery of the fire, back fires, arrangement of water spray, fire retardant chemicals should be sprayed from back tank and if possible by helicopters.
There must be a trained staff of firefighters to control the fire.
The time gap between these cuttings is helpful in re-growth of trees.
In regulated cutting only one-tenth of the forest area is selected for use and rotational system is always followed for their protection.
But, now more than one-third of this area has been robbed by man of its natural protective cover and has been turned into barren land.
The history of the exploitation of forests is as old as man himself, but during earlier times it was balanced through a natural growth process because at that time forest cutting was done for personal or community use only.