Forest Thinning

The Importance of Forest Thinning

Wooded property may need to be managed in order to improve forest health. Thinning increases forest accessibility and is aesthetically pleasing – creating the “parked out” effect. It also promotes individual tree health by reducing competition for nutrients and light. And thinning a forest can mitigate the risk of wildland fire and resultant property damage. Sand Creek Tree Service has many years experience in fuels reduction and forest thinning and is equipped to handle small-scale, low-impact thinning and logging projects.

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Our client’s property before we tackled it.
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Our client’s property after our forest thinning efforts.

In the summer months, we are on-call to fight wildland fire. With over a decade working in the field of fire suppression, we are uniquely qualified to assess your home’s defensible space and your property’s tree spacing. North Idaho is not immune to the threat of forest fires. We can help with your preparedness and peace of mind.

As an ISA Certified Arborist, Tyler can talk to you about issues of forest density and tree health. As wildland firefighters, we can discuss fire mitigation strategies. However, if you’d like to do some reading on your own, there are numerous helpful online resources, including:

· Wildfire Preparedness
· Forest Thinning and Tree Health
· Idaho Department of Lands Community Forestry Program

A forest thinning project at the midway point, highlighting the difference between unhealthy and healthier forests.