gradual thinning plan in a blog post back in 2012.
By 2016, we have removed 33 trees, yet total yield per acre has increased (table below). Yield was negatively affected in 2011 and 2012 by intense summer droughts and small nut size.
We saw the first indication of Kanza over-producing in 2016, so I expect a drop off in yield in 2017. In addition, I've marked 15 trees in the Kanza block for removal this winter. Can the remaining trees make up for the lost production from thinned trees? I guess we'll find out come next fall.