Enhance timber quality and promote conservation
Trees grow throughout their lives and need more living space as time goes by.
Under natural conditions competition results in some trees, which may become suppressed and these weakened trees may eventually die.
As experienced woodland contractors, regularly undertaking works for the wildlife trusts and large estates, managers we seek to influence the composition of the woodland by removing trees competing with those which we favour.
In this way we can enhance the timber quality and promote the best conservation and amenity trees. Trees can also be selected for wildlife value.
The thinning of woodlands encourages:
- Deeper, fuller crowns
- The potential for longer life
- The potential for greater stability and more options for management at maturity
- A preferred species in a mixed plantation
- Allow light to reach part or all of the forest floo