Mention a timber harvest, and most people envision a clear cut-nothing but stumps left in what appears to be total destruction. In the case of trees harvested to supply the domestic hardwood flooring industry, however, that's rarely the case. Today's hardwood forests that are managed for timber production are usually carefully monitored and harvested for sustainability. After the loggers move out, a casual onlooker may not even recognize that the forest was recently harvested.
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