Removal of some of the trees in a young stand to reduce competition for water and nutrients, and to accelerate commercial growth on remaining trees. Trees thinned from these stands have no commercial value.
The removal of trees not for immidiate financial return but to reduce stocking to concentrate growth on the remaining trees.
Removing some of the trees from a stand that are too small to be sold for lumber or house logs, so the remaining trees will grow faster.
Silvicultural treatment that consists in freeing trees that have good growth potential from competition by cutting the lower quality stems that are competing with them.
The removal of selected trees in a young stand so that remaining trees will have more room to grow to marketable size. A thinning made purely as an investment in the future growth of the stand.
the removal of trees not for immediate financial return but to reduce stocking to concentrate growth of the more desirable trees