The thinning of plantations.

  • W.E. Hiley
Keywords: Cost of growing trees, quality of trees.


Our outlook on what constitutes a good thinniNg has changed in recent years. We used to think we could judge whether a thinning was good or not by looking at the result and, as we were mainly influenced by the methods demonstrated by our teachers, we would try to thin so that the remaining trees looked as they had taught us to expect. We had no clear idea of what we were aiming at or how the trees would ultimately turn out...
How to Cite
Hiley, W. (1955) “The thinning of plantations.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 23July2024).