By Philip Potyondy, University of Minnesota Extension
I recently visited the Ulschmid family woodland outside of Detroit Lakes, MN. I brought a little video camera and had a conversation with Tom and Scott Ulschmid and Minnesota DNR forester Kent Wolf. We talked about thinning red pine and making management desicions in a woodland.
This is MyMinnesotaWoods’ first in a series of woodland visits. It was a chilly day and my first time making a video. Watch the video to learn why many landowners choose to thin their red pine plantations, how to know when it’s time to thin, and where to find help.
Thinking about thinning your red pine? We suggest you start with our page on Thinning and Timber Stand Improvement, then pick up the phone to find a professional forester who can help. Here are two great places to start: