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Landing – Small area in or near a woodland that is used for processing (such as sorting products, delimbing, cutting logs to shorter lengths, debarking) and loading timber products onto trucks.

Layering – Process of regenerating a tree by covering a lower branch with soil or organic matter, after which the branch develops roots and can stand alone as a new tree.

Liberation – See release cutting.

Live-crown ratio – The percentage of total tree height that has live branches on it (see Figure 3-2).

Loess soil – Soil deposited by wind.

Log – A cut piece of the woody stem of a tree. A 16-foot long piece of a tree stem.

Logger – An individual whose occupation is cutting timber.

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