Forests work in the same way as a typical garden. Some things are thinned out and taken away to increase the living space for the tree that you think has the best chance for survival. Without thinning, self-thinning occurs and trees die in competition with each other. Meanwhile, those that do survive have less space and grow more poorly than what they would have done in a thinned forest.
It pays to thin-out over both the long and short-term. If carried out correctly, thinning is always beneficial to the landowner, at the same time that the value of the forest increases rapidly. Therefore, it is important that the first thinning is carried out at the right time, to thereby give the forest the best value growth.
Normally, the forest should be thinned for the first time when it reaches a height of about 12-13 metres. Look at the trees’ crowns. If the trees are so dense that the crowns are growing into each other, then it is time to thin. After thinning, the trees get more space and nutrition. The quality of the forest and the proportion of timber is increased. In addition, we take care of the weak trunks that would otherwise be lost due to self-thinning. If you hire us, we promise to carry out a thinning process that is best for your forestry growth. Please contact one of our timber purchasers and you can get more information.