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Reserve Design Strategies

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Tree Acclimation
  • After thinning, vigorous trees begin to adjust in form by thickening at the base and reducing height increment.
  • The crown centre of gravity also shifts down.
  • Consider delaying fertilizing slender stands for several years after thinning to allow them time to acclimate.


Forest Service BC
Forest Renewal BC