Another view of the trees felled and harvested.
A big mahogany tree that could be at least 50 years old was also harvested. The big slabs here can be used for furniture.
Notice the big branches and trunk of that tree. Nong Endring's hand and fingers were no match in size.
Small and thin trees below will soon get more sunlight, more minerals from the soil as the big ones tend to deprive them of more sunlight, more soil minerals.
Selective logging -- removing only the mature, overly mature, sickly trees -- leave the smaller trees to grow bigger later.
One problem here is the inevitable destruction of some smaller trees, below.
A view from one side of my treehouse. Before (December 01, 2013)...
And after (February 02, 2014) ...
The ratio of cut vs retained trees could be something like 1:30, though the retained trees are mostly small and young.
Before (January 01, 2014)....
After (February 02, 2014)...
The official certificate from the DENR, basis for allowing cutting in private plantations.
Around My Treehouse, May 02, 2013
Trees in the farm, Part 4, August 21, 2013
Trees for Harvesting, December 05, 2013
Tree Harvesting to Start Today, January29, 2014