Forestry and Natural Resources

Managing Pine Trees With A Thinning

Clemson Extension Program Team

Forestry and Natural Resources

Publication Date

Fall 9-18-2023

Publication Number

LGP 1178


The thinning of pine trees is one management practice often utilized to achieve a landowner's goals and objectives. This article discusses important considerations for thinning pine trees, from growth characteristics to thinning schedule and harvesting operations.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

forest owners, farmers, foresters

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