Plantation thinning is an important part of forest management.  If pine tree stands become over crowded they can become diseased and their crowns may not reach their full potential.  It also enables the under story of the forest to see the sun and flourish.  This will make it more useful for deer and other animals that would seek shelter.  Plantation thinning encourages the next  generation of trees to develop because of the protection provided by the under story until they are large enough to withstand the elements.
Pine stand not thinned
Pine stand not thinned
Crowns of pine stand not thinned
Crowns of pine stand not thinned
Crowded crowns of pine stand not thinned
Crowded crowns of pine stand not thinned
Diseased trunk of pine stand not thinned
Diseased trunk of pine stand not thinned
Under-story of pine stand not thinned is barren and little use to animals
Under-story of pine stand not thinned is barren and little use to animals
Under-story of both stands, stand not thinned on the right and thinned stand is on the left.
Under-story of both stands, stand not thinned on the right and thinned stand is on the left.
Understory of thinned stand
Understory of thinned stand
Regeneration of trees in thinned stand
Regeneration of trees in thinned stand
Regeneration of trees in thinned stand
Regeneration of trees in thinned stand
Hull Forest Products has experienced equipment operators who are masterful in the art of pine thinning.  Every stand has its’ own unique challenges, however, they have a reputation for ability to harvest in a manner that releases the remaining trees for maximum growth.  They also have the ability to chip any non-merchantable portions of harvested trees to reduce the threat of invasive species and return the woods to its natural beauty after logging is completed.   The photo below shows a recent pine thinning outside of Duluth, Minnesota.
Hull Forest Products pine thinning and logging service
A recent pine thinning job outside Duluth, Minnesota