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  • 2(Of an area) from which every tree has been cut down and removed: clear-cut forests are unappealing for recreation
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    • Instead of the gorgeous scenic vistas of the Cascade Mountains favored by many artists at the time, he painted scarred clear-cut areas, the loggers' aftermath.
    • The trees were planted from propagules, in April 1994, in an overexploited clear-cut area.
    • This summer, people will be taking steps to prevent the clear-cut areas from being sprayed to kill off hardwood growth.


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  • (also clear-fell) [with object] Cut down and remove every tree from (an area): colonizers clear-cut large jungle tracts
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    • Indeed, some of them were whoppers like claiming areas had been clear-felled when they hadn't and putting misleading captions on photographs.
    • Our choice was simply between wringing our hands against all logging or offering plantation thinning as a positive alternative to clear-cutting the old stuff.
    • It had been clear-felled some eighty years ago which meant that the trees were of a fairly uniform size.

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