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Pre-commercial Thinning

Precommercial ThinningThinning is the cutting or removal of certain trees from a stand to regulate the number, quality and distribution of the remaining "crop" trees. It the cut trees can be marketed, the thinning is "commercial". If the cut trees are too small to sell, the thinning is considered "pre-commercial".

Pine trees need growing space in which they compete for water nutrients and light. Like other crops, trees grow poorly if there are too many per acre. Deliberate control of stand density by thinning can improve vigor, growth rate, and quality of the remaining "crop" trees.

If your pines are between 3 and 11 years old, then precommecial thinning may benefit your stand. Contact Monroe Timberland Consultants @ 919-676-9807 or to arrange an inspection of your property to determine if your timber will benefit from a pre-commercial thinning.

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Annual Timberland Inspections Boundary Line Maintenance Forest Management Plans Hunting Lease Management
Land Sale Brokerage Mapping Pre-commercial Thinning Pulpwood Thinnings
Raleigh Tree Ordinance Reforestation Tax Basis Determination Timber Cruises and Appraisals
Timber Damage Assessment Timber Sales Tree Farm Certification Herbicide Management
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