Commercial Tree Thinning
Trees require regular trimming, thinning, crowning, and shaping to keep them healthy and beautiful. Time, weather, pests, and disease take their toll. Proper care of your trees as they mature will maintain their beauty and preserve your property.Thinning is recommended for evergreens such as large oaks, pines, cedars, redwoods and firs.
What is pre-commercial thinning?
Pre-commercial thinning is a thinning method performed prior to trees reaching merchantable size, typically around 4.5 inches diameter. This prevents stagnation, decreases the risk of insects and disease, results in better growth of remaining trees ultimately leads to higher quality, more marketable trees.
Tree Thinning - How much to cut?
At Johnson Logging we don't just go in and start cutting. There are multiple considerations made in determine just how much to cut. Cutting too many trees causes the remaining trees to become too branchy, decreasing wood quality. This effects final volume and revenues when the stand is harvested.Conversely, if not enough is cut, the remaining trees will grow upward and not produce enough diameter growth. The resulting volume per tree will be lower and less marketable lumber at the time of harvest.