Flashcards in Factors To Consider When Deciding Whether To Thin Deck (10)
Name the factors
-Reason for thinning
-Risk of windblown trees along road and right of way, age of trees
-What does the land owner wish to achieve?
-Obtain maximum income from site? Biodiversity?
-number of trees and the species
-Based on the BA threshold is it ready to thin?
-think, weak stems and narrow crowns
-is less than 1/3 of the tree live crown?
-More than 70-80% canopy cover
Reason for thinning
-Increase timber quality
-Intermediate financial return
-Increase stability - wind damage
-Environmental considerations - let more light in
-Timber extraction trucks or tractors
-Timber market and prices