For term searches and specialty glossaries, please try the new GBK glossaries
19:54 Feb 6, 2009
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Science - Forestry / Wood / Timber
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: shelterwood
Definition from Temperate Forest Foundation:
The silvicultural method that gradually removes the trees from a given stand by a series of partial cuttings over a relatively short period of time. Eventually all overstory trees are removed, resulting in an even-aged stand.

Example sentence(s):
  • The shelterwood system involves several steps: control of competing understory vegetation, the shelterwood selection and final harvest cut. Warnell School of Forest Resources
  • The increased interest in shelterwoods for regeneration of spruce has led to an interest in how harvester productivity in shelterwood cuttings compares to productivity in clear felling. Journal of Forest Engineering
  • Forests can be regenerated by removing all but the best 40 to 60 trees and cutting the smaller, more poorly formed trees in what is called a shelterwood cut. When scattered large trees are left in a shelterwood cut, some tree species which are intermediate shade-tolerant trees such as northern red oak are favored. Virginia Department of Forestry
Glossary-building KudoZ

This question was created by:

This question will remain open until an answer receives the required level of agreement from peers. Submission is still possible.

Summary of translations provided
5الحزام الاخضر
Mohammad Gornas
5غابة الوقاية
Dr. Mohamed Elkhateeb


Translations offered

19 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
غابة الوقاية

Definition from own experience or research:
هي مجموعة من الأشجار تترك بدون قطع حتى تنثر بذورها وتقوم بتجديد الغابة من جديد وكذلك تقي تربة الغابة والبادرات الصغيرة من الشمس المباشرة وعادة ما تترك مجموعة من الأشجار القوية وتزال الأشجار غير منتظمة النمو والضعيفة وتعتبر طريقة غابة الوقاية أحد طرق القطع في الغابات حيث لا يتم قطع أشجار الغابة كلها مرة واحدة

Example sentence(s):
  • Shelterwood differs from the seed tree method by leaving more trees uncut. It can be thought of as a very heavy thinning, with the trees left uncut serving several purposes. One, they are sources of seed for the future generation of trees in the stand (just like seed tree). However, they also serve to "shelter" the forest floor and young trees from direct sunlight and wind. - forestry explorer  
Dr. Mohamed Elkhateeb
Local time: 13:42
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 4
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

60 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
الحزام الاخضر

Definition from Encyclopddia of Gardening:
تشجير مساحات شاسعة حول المدن

Example sentence(s):
  • الغرض من قطع اشجار الحزام الاخضر هو خفض نسبة الغطاء الغابي بنسبة 45 إلى 50 بالمئة لكي يصل مزيد من ضوء الشمس ليساعد على نمو بقية الاشجار والسماح لضوء الشمسس للوصول الى ارضية الغابةكي تنمو النباتات الجديدة - web search  
  • this system will result in stands where all trees are about the same age - same as above  
  • even age management is the practice of managing one age of timber by harvesting all trees at the same time - natural resources stewerdship  

تساعد هده الاشجار ايضا علىصد الرياح للحد من حدوث التلف بفعالية اكثر من المصدات الجامدةوالتي تحدث عادة الزوابع
Mohammad Gornas
Local time: 14:42
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search