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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Aquino promised that all those involved in illegal logging would be prosecuted.
▪ Since 1970, about half of Selva Lacandona has been destroyed through clearance for agriculture and illegal logging.
▪ Over the past five years, 2,346 cases of illegal logging have been brought before the courts.
▪ The workers were charged with forest encroachment and illegal logging.
▪ the logging industry
▪ Both contrasted this apparent indifference with the West's readiness to criticize the damaging of rainforest by logging.
▪ In theory, logging was suspended by law in January 1990, but it is reported to be continuing apace.
▪ Pollution, mining, uncontrolled tourism and soil erosion caused by logging are to blame.
▪ The court confirmed a 1989 federal ruling disallowing legal action against the logging brought on environmental grounds.
▪ The governments of the countries concerned claim that logging will not harm rainforests.
▪ This very effectively conserved run-off and avoided water logging.
▪ Whether or not computerised logging will appeal to you depends largely on your attitude towards computers.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Logging \Log"ging\, n. The business of felling trees, cutting them into logs, and transporting the logs to sawmills or to market.


Log \Log\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Logged; p. pr. & vb. n. Logging.]

  1. (Naut.), To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.
    --J. F. Cooper.

  2. To record any event in a logbook, especially an event relating to the operation of a machine or device.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"act of felling timber," 1706, verbal noun from log (v.1).


"act of recording in a log," 1941, verbal noun from log (v.2).


n. 1 An act or instance of logging, (gloss: cutting trees). 2 An act or instance of logging, (gloss: making an entry in a log). vb. (present participle of log English)


n. the work of cutting down trees for timber

  1. v. enter into a log, as on ships and planes

  2. cut lumber, as in woods and forests [syn: lumber]

  3. [also: logging, logged]

  1. n. a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches

  2. large log at the back of a hearth fire [syn: backlog]

  3. the exponent required to produce a given number [syn: logarithm]

  4. a written record of messages sent or received; "they kept a log of all transmission by the radio station"; "an email log"

  5. a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)

  6. measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water

  7. [also: logging, logged]


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Logging is the cutting, skidding, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto trucks or skeleton cars.

In forestry, the term logging is sometimes used in a narrow sense concerning the logistics of moving wood from the stump to somewhere outside the forest, usually a sawmill or a lumber yard. However, in common usage, the term may be used to indicate a range of forestry or silviculture activities.

Illegal logging refers to what in forestry might be called timber theft by the timber mafia. It can also refer to the harvesting, transportation, purchase, or sale of timber in violation of laws. The harvesting procedure itself may be illegal, including using corrupt means to gain access to forests; extraction without permission or from a protected area; the cutting of protected species; or the extraction of timber in excess of agreed limits.

Clearcut logging is not necessarily considered a type of logging but a harvesting or silviculture method, and is simply called clearcutting or block cutting. In the forest products industry logging companies may be referred to as logging contractors, with the smaller, non-union crews referred to as " gyppo loggers."

Cutting trees with the highest value and leaving those with lower value, often diseased or malformed trees, is referred to as high grading. It is sometimes called selective logging, and confused with selection cutting, the practice of managing stands by harvesting a proportion of trees.

Logging usually refers to above-ground forestry logging. Submerged forests exist on land that has been flooded by damming to create reservoirs. Such trees are logged using underwater logging or by the lowering of the reservoirs in question. Ootsa Lake and Williston Lake in British Columbia, Canada are notable examples where timber recovery has been needed to remove inundated forests.

Usage examples of "logging".

Stantori and Lester Treadwell, a lean, wiry man in his fifties who was in charge of clearing the deadfall, had taken a four-wheel drive truck up the logging road toward spike camp as soon as it had gotten light.

In those days, Kau and his brothers hunted as they pleased, taking paper money for many of their kills, flattering themselves they were woodsmen as skilled as their grandfathers had been, before the hills were laced with wires and pipelines and logging roads.

Theoretically if a tract of timber were large enough, it could be opened up by logging operations which, instead of proceeding steadily from one edge, might skip every other landing or so until the most remote portion was reached after a few years, and then work back again, cleaning up the neglected portions after they had seeded the first openings.

A few miles past Squamish, a tiny logging and bedroom community that sits at the end of Howe Sound some 40 miles north of Vancouver, a small white-water stream runs across the highway on its way to the Squamish River.

It was now her twelth jump, at a familiar distance, freighters streaming to and from Shanji with her guidance, Mengjai logging some forty light years of travel in less than one year real-time.

A few pigs, a couple of cows that Varia milked, and a team of horses he used logging.

Kids were in town from all over the northern counties to compete on these intricately mortised masterpiece alleys, dating back to the high tide of the logging business in these parts, when the big houses framed all in redwood had gone up and legendary carpenters had appeared descending from rain-slick stagecoaches, geniuses with wood who could build you anything from a bowling alley to a Carpenter Gothic outhouse.

Commander Adela Masterman nodded and thought into her synth link headset, logging the same instructions for her relief, and Trang gave the display one last glance and left the control room.

A relic from the bad old days, when outlaw logging outfits ran wild in the country south of the Amur and east of the Ussuri, clearcutting vast areas of supposedly protected forest with no more than token interference from the paid-off authorities, shipping the lumber out to the ever-hungry Chinese and Japanese markets.

Boulders too heavy for anyone but Bigfoot to lift come thudding all around her in the middle of the night, torrents of summer-run steelhead the size of dogs, glowing more than glittering, abandoned logging sites, boilers and stacks and flange gears looming up out of the blackberries.

Salvage loggers had cleared what they could from almost two thousand acres of the rugged terrain starting in the fall of 1998, but the majority of the blowdown was too dangerous and too remote to permit even salvage logging.

Night had settled on the big clearing where the Bolts had their logging camp.

But in Washington County, the crosscut saw was the main tool for logging, while for cutting fuelwood, the homemade bucksaw was mostly used.

In 1976, he moved to Forksa logging town in Clallam County, Washington.

Even in the moister regions, such as that of the Engelmann spruce type, it is very necessary to conserve the moisture in the soil after logging to prevent the remaining trees from being killed through lack of soil moisture.