So let’s say you have planted and successfully established a new stand of trees and they are above the weeds and free to grow. Congratulations! But now what? Ironically, many young conifer stands (age 5-15) have too many trees for their own good and will become much too crowded before they are big enough for a thinning harvest. Overcrowding stresses trees and may limit your options for developing forest diversity or other options. This class specifically addresses young stands age 15 or younger and will help you assess the need for thinning, the right number of trees for your situation, and ways to accomplish a young stand thinning when needed.
Originally aired on June 16, 2020
Instructor: Brad Withrow-Robinson, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.