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Thinning Young Stands Field Workshop


Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you are in the process of growing a young stand of established trees between 5 and 20 years of age, the question of thinning your forest–if, when, and how much–is likely on your mind. Early thinning to space young stands can be the best opportunity to keep your trees growing well and get the work done with relative ease compared to a later pre-commercial thin. But you might already be at the right spacing to go for 20 years. Attend this workshop to help you assess your situation and decide what’s right for you.


The workshop features Douglas-fir stands showing results of earlier thinning, along with younger plantings needing attention in a low-elevation Willamette Valley tree farm. Chuck Schlechter (OSU Master Woodland Manager), his forester, and OSU Extension Foresters will lead participants on a walking tour to explain and discuss
the examples demonstrated on the farm. You will learn how to assess the current spacing and condition of your trees and likely outcomes–with and without thinning. Different approaches and methods for thinning young stands will be demonstrated and discussed in the
field.

Registration is required but there is no fee. 


Schlechter Farm
Salem
OR
Jean Bremer
503-655-8631
jean.bremer at oregonstate.edu
Forestry & Natrl Res Ext
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