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.