TITLE

Back to basics -- thinning techniques

AUTHOR(S)
Palmer, Harriet
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2008, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on tree thinning techniques featured during a Wellington branch field day organized and hosted by Dave Gratton. The tree thinning field day was conducted at Gratton's Hutt property in New Zealand. It explains the purpose for tree thinning. It explores the distinction between directional felling of both small and larger trees. It details some of the tools needed for thinning, which include chainsaw, feeling wedge, hammer, and personal safety equipment. It also cites some key safety measures for tree thinning.
ACCESSION #
35425996

 

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