I call BS. I watched what they did to the people next to me. 15 years later and they have little to nothing growing. I get my place cut every 20-25 years that is select cut only and I go in with them to make sure they are not raping my place.
Forestry is pretty much an art, well hardwood forestry is at least. Pine trees have charts and graphs showing where/when/what to cut. 15 years ago some people couldn't readily access that stuff.
While I have seen some stupid foresters, most of them work on referrals so they try and do the best job possible. That wouldn't cut it today, and I can say with 100% certainty that it would be a logger that did it if it turned out like that. A lot of people don't think about it, but loggers act like foresters sometimes with no idea what they are doing.
Pine trees are treated as a crop species generally, but always with the intention to maximize profit over the long run. Hardwoods are very tough to predict. I have seen Two foresters with combined 80 yrs experience argue about what is best for a piece of property. Most of the time, hardwood forestry for growth and hardwood forestry for wildlife food are one in the same