Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife

Pre-commercial Thinning – An Answer to a Problem of Too Much Success

Figure 1. Overstocked naturally regenerated loblolly pine stand with more than 2000

Many forested properties have changed hands in the last decade.  With ownership changes management strategies and intensities have changed too.  One outcome of this affecting the yellow pine forests of the Southeastern US is an increase in the number of naturally regenerated timber stands.  Regardless of the reasons an owner may choose to regenerate stands […]

Your Final Harvest is Complete: So, What’s Next?

If you have a large amount of logging debris and uncut stems you may need to use heavy equipment, like this shearing blade equipped dozier, to clear your site. Photo: Tom Brant

Many timberland owners will only final harvest their timber one time in their lives. Once harvested, they are faced with something they have not dealt with before, what to do with the cutover land. If they have plans to convert it to another use like pasture, cropland, or possibly some type of development, they can […]