tree thinning plan.
Every winter I walk through the planting to measure trunk diameter and look up at tree canopies to see if they are starting to get too close. Looking up is the best way I know of determining when to thin out trees.
1. Trees are removed in time to prevent sections of the block from becoming overcrowded.
2. The number of trees removed per year is minimized allowing yield for the entire block to remain at a high level.
3. The work of thinning a block of trees is spread out over several years.