For a long time in British forestry a poor practice of single or no thinning harvests has been sustained. This, in comparison to a scandinavian management model where up to 5 thinnings may be
carried out has left UK conifer stands unproductive and prone to windblow.
For this reason the machine harvesting side of the business is aimed at first and second thinnings between the ages of 15 and 25 years. These thins directly lead to sustaining the annual yield
class through increased light and decreased nutrient competition as well as opening the stand to wind movement promoting root growth.