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even-aged Syllabification: e·ven-aged
Pronunciation: /ˈēvənˌājd/

Definition of even-aged in English:


1(Of woodland) composed of trees of approximately the same age.
Example sentences
  • The debate on the rule holds a great deal of interest in plant population dynamics and management of even-aged forest stands, because of its theoretical significance and demonstrated practical implications.
  • The panel was very critical of clear cutting as practiced in BC, noting that this harvesting method creates even-aged forests that are significantly different than forests disturbed through natural forces.
  • In contrast, shade-intolerant overstory trees often grow quickly, forming a closed canopy or uniform height, and occur as a bell-shaped distribution characteristic of a maturing even-aged population of trees.
1.1(Of trees) of approximately the same age.
Example sentences
  • This pattern results in small patches of even-aged trees.
  • Determining the future of this large tract of even-aged Douglas-fir has consequently proven contentious as competing interests demand either continued timber harvests or complete preservation of the restored forest.
  • Rather than large patches of even-aged individuals, cohorts were scattered throughout the stand, in smaller, often single tree (52% of all patches observed) patches.
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