Though sparsely distributed throughout Oregon, aspen is an important species, providing a long history of benefits to both
Oregon rules limit clearcuts to acres, and adjacent areas in the same ownership cannot be clearcut until the new trees on the original harvest site are at least 4 feet tall. Where it’s less common. Despite Oregon's"green" reputation, the laws that regulate logging in our state encourage clearcutting that destroy precious wildlife habitat, pollutes clean drinking water, warms the planet, endangers the health of communities, and threatens Oregon's natural heritage and beauty.
Perhaps most alarming, the clearcutting industry in Oregon is the #1 emitter of carbon pollution that causes global warming in. Apr 30, Controversy brewing over perceived 'clear cutting' of trees in Oregon Following wildfires, crews go in and cut down damaged trees. They do it for safety. But some people claim these crews are. The clear-cut parcel must be buffered by at least feet on a single landowner’s property or until replanted trees have grown for 4 years or are 4 feet tall.
The selling or trading of property often circumvents the foot buffer requirement- a loophole that aids private landowners in maximizing the total amount of land available to be clear-cut. Oregon was the first state to have rules required the replanting of trees after a timber harvest.
Reforestation rules ensure the continuous harvest of timber on private lands. The Oregon Forest Practices Act regulates activities on forestland including reforestation. Oregon holds the forest landowner responsible for reforestation, regardless of who cuts the trees. When the land is sold, any uncompleted reforestation obligation transfers to the buyer.
The law requires a seller to inform the buyer of this in writing. Replanting forests. Clear-cut harvests must be reforested within three years of the harvest, or up to 10 years in the case of approved natural regeneration plans. Landowners or timber operators must file a reforestation report when they finish planting and state officials must inspect.
Sep 23, Oregon Forest Practices Act (OFP) requires landowners to replant within two years after a harvest. If you have been affected by wildfire, reforesting your land is an important step to restoration. This is something that should be done as soon as stumpcutting.bar: Amanda Brenner.