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. Thinning removes dead wood and encourages new growth in the canopy. It promotes the health of the tree and - from a safety standpoint - reduces weight and wind resistance. Thinning also allows more light through the canopy and provides lovely filtered views.

commercial tree thinning and logging

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 trimming and thinning can be a laborious job and requires expert in tree services who has the proper equipment and tools.

results of commercial tree thinning

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.

Tree thinning can also be done to conserve water or reduce fire hazards. It is important to hire a experienced logging and tree service professional to thin your trees.

tree stand after thinning