Targeted felling of individual trees ensures that there is hardly any damage to neighbouring trees or new vegetation. The wood of the felled trees remains intact. The opening in the canopy is small and closes quickly because of the additional sunlight reaching the ground. Careful harvest planning is the prerequisite for accident-free work in the forest.

Once felled, the tree trunks are pulled with steel cables to the closest forestry path. On these paths, which are set at distances of 100 metres, only light machinery is used to move the logs to the closest collection place. Damage to the forest floor is minimal.
A report on "selective logging" of Claude Martin, Chairman of Precious Woods "Sustainability Advisory Committee":
Selective logging (PDF)