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Why do you thin a woodland?
The reason for thinning a woodland is to imitate the natural selection process of a maturing woodland, numbers of trees reduce as the woodland matures.
When thinning a woodland great care is needed to be taken in order to not damage remaining trees. At Reynolds tree care LTD we are experts at felling and making sure each tree goes in its intended direction thus preventing damage to retained trees.
Benefits to woodland owners in Surrey from thinning?
Thinning your woodland can benefit your woodland & you financially.
It can provide a regular income to you every 10-15 years by providing you with timber to sell as fuel or for you to use as your own energy source, timber to mill and overall capital value of your asset. At Reynolds tree care LTD we have the machinery to efficiently carry out woodland thinning to make it a viable option for your woodland management plan.
How to thin a woodland & things to do before thinning?
Thinning a woodland involves felling selected trees to give more light and space to retained trees. Doing so helps retained trees thrive in this newly acquired space. Trees selected to be felled are usually those with defects; less straight stems, included stems, cracks, weak unions and unhealthy trees. Numbers of trees to be felled should be no more than 15%-30% dependant on site conditions; wind, soil, species and overall stock of woodland. Before thinning takes place it is advised to have a survey where trees to be felled are marked with a spray or tie. Doing so will make it easier for the cutters to be productive on the days of felling.
Before any thinning take place in your woodland you may need to obtain a felling license, also you will need to make sure you are not in a conservation area or that any trees to be felled are protected by Tree preservation orders.
At Reynolds tree care LTD we can help with the above processes.