Thinning is often the most important thing you can do to influence tree growth and forest health. This section will help you decide if thinning is for you.

  • Should you thin your stand?
  • What's the ideal number of trees to have, given your goals for the land?
  • When and how should you thin?

Thinning Resources

Thinning Basics [Online Presentation]
PDF Thinning: An important timber management tool
PDF Thinning Systems for Western Oregon Douglas-fir Stands


Ecology and Management of Eastern Oregon Forests

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Please contact Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources,

Glenn R. Ahrens