As used in this part:

(a) “Breast height” means 4.5 feet from highest ground at the base of the tree.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 324.52501

  • Breast height: means 4. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Certification: means a process where an independent third party organization assesses and evaluates forest management practices according to the standards of a certification program resulting in an issuance of a certificate of compliance or conformity. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Conservation: means the wise use of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Director: means the director of the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Plan: means the forestry development, conservation, and recreation management plan for state forests as provided for in section 52503. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Reforestation: means adequate stocking of forestland is assured by natural seeding, sprouting, suckering, or by planting seeds or seedlings. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • State forest: means state land owned or controlled by the department that is designated as state forest by the director. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Sustainable forestry: means forestry practices that are designed to meet present and future needs by employing a land stewardship ethic that integrates the reforestation, managing, growing, nurturing, and harvesting of trees for useful products with the conservation of soil, air and water quality, wildlife and fish habitat, and visual qualities. See Michigan Laws 324.52501

(b) “Certification” means a process where an independent third party organization assesses and evaluates forest management practices according to the standards of a certification program resulting in an issuance of a certificate of compliance or conformity.

(c) “Certification program” means a program that develops specific standards that measure whether forest management practices are consistent with principles of sustainable forestry.

(d) “Conservation” means the wise use of natural resources.

(e) “Diameter class specifications” means a classification of trees based on the diameter at breast height.

(f) “Plan” means the forestry development, conservation, and recreation management plan for state forests as provided for in section 52503.

(g) “Reforestation” means adequate stocking of forestland is assured by natural seeding, sprouting, suckering, or by planting seeds or seedlings.

(h) “Residual basal area” means the sum of the cross-sectional area of trees 4 inches or greater in diameter measured at breast height left standing within a stand after a harvest.

(i) “State forest” means state land owned or controlled by the department that is designated as state forest by the director.

(j) “Sustainable forestry” means forestry practices that are designed to meet present and future needs by employing a land stewardship ethic that integrates the reforestation, managing, growing, nurturing, and harvesting of trees for useful products with the conservation of soil, air and water quality, wildlife and fish habitat, and visual qualities.