Stand Improvement

seedling planting

Stand improvement is an intermediate treatment made to improve the composition, structure, condition, health, and growth of even or uneven-aged stands.  Silvicultural practices used to implement stand improvement include: 

  • pruning of potential crop trees
  • thinning and weeding of young stands
  • removing diseased and/or dying trees
  • seedling planting
  • soil scarification where appropriate for natural regeneration      
  • mechanical or chemical treatment of vegetation competing with desirable growing stock
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