Red Pine Thinnings

Red Pine Plantations are generally thinned 3-4 times before a final cut, and subsequently replanted.  Depending on the quality of the site, the first thinning takes place about 20 years, and then about every 10-15 years thereafter.  The first thinning will yield mostly pulpwood, but as the trees get bigger, more valuable sawlogs and poles can be expected.