Trees of lesser quality can still be beneficial for the forest, this is done by clearing.
By clearing a forest, you fell trees of lesser quality and leave them on the ground to decompose.
The health of the forest is of utmost importance to us and the owners. Clearing is one method to ensure a healthy environment for the trees. By felling trees of lesser quality and leaving them to decompose, they in turn nurture the stronger trees and promote growth. Clearing is important for young forests to increase the economical value of the forest, between one and three clearings is recommended before the first thinning, cleared trees can also be used for biofuel.
The following are the two most common methods of clearing:
This is the most common way of clearing. This method implies clearing in a manner which leaves trees evenly dispersed over an area. This is commonly used at a tree height of 2-5 meters. Its worth to note that in a natural regrowth, uniform clearing could be done sooner.
Clearing deciduous trees in a softwood forest
In the most plant and young forests you need to clear deciduous trees from a height of one meter and above. The goal is to clear out leaf trees that inhibit softwood growth. It is good to leave a few leafy trees in clearings and dank areas. There can be a need to clear up to three times in a plantation before it’s time for thinning.
There are several other types of clearing methods. To know which method suits your forests the most you are more than welcome to contact our Raw Materials Purchasers.