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FOR188: Pre-Commercial Thinning Loblolly Pines – Does It Pay?

Figure 5. Photos showing the various pine stands at age 20. The top left received no pre-commercial thinning. The top right had a single pass rolling chop (single chop). Lower left had the chopping plus 6 feet of space between residual trees (chop + thin). Lower right received the chopping plus 10 feet of space between residual trees (double thin).