Forestry Thinning

Thinning

Thinning

O Dwyer specialise in the thinning of woodland and work with forestry companies and private forestry owners throughout the lifetime of a woodland. We work with our clients to provide

  • First thinning
  • Second thinning
  • Third thinning

Why it is important to thin the forest?

Why it is important to thin the forest?

Periodic thinning ensures that evenly spaced quality trees have the best growing conditions. Thinning increases the stem volume of these favoured trees over time, reduces the time to final felling and can provide an interim income.

First Thinning

forestry thinning

First Thinning

Generally, the first thinning of a woodland involves the removal of a line of trees. The first thinning generally takes place between the years of 12-15 years. The removal of a line of trees ensures that trees in the remaining rows can continue to grow to their full ability.

Return from first thinnings

Although the return from the first thinning of conifer crops may be marginal, thinning is a necessary management operation in order to produce quality timber.

Second and Third Thinnings

Second and Third Thinnings

With the second and third thinning we remove any trees that are affecting the quality of the potential final trees. We document trees to be removed as part of our site inspection and harvesting plan.

How we can help

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How we can help.

  • Site inspection
  • Harvesting plan
  • Post-thinning reports
  • Marketing of timber/selling of timber to third parties.