What is Tree Thinning?
Thinning trees allows for removing less desirable species giving growth room to more desirable species.
In cases where a grove of same species trees are growing there is the concern of too much vertical growth as each tree competes for it’s share of sunshine. In theses cases trees can become spindly with not enough trunk diameter or root mass to support the height.
Thinning is a process that should happen before trees become dangerously tall, removal of some trees from a group of trees that have exceeded what would be considered a safe height changes the dynamic action of the wind and can cause the loss of the entire group or grove from blow down.