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It is a procedure used in a deep swamp logging type situation to harvest timber. Smaller pulpwood trees are cut and used as road material in order to create a firm base for the equipment to run on. At completion, the road is pulled up and hauled to the proper markets.
Chipping is underscoring removal. In this process a cutter cuts all the small brush and otherwise undesirable vegetation that is present in any tract of timber. These brush piles are skidded to a chipper and they are then fed thru and grinded up into small fuel chips, much like the everyday power company does after clearing right-of-ways. What's left is esthetically pleasing. This operation will not yield the high dollar, however the benefits of not doing as much site prep or the enjoyment received by a clean stand cannot be measured in dollars.
Thinning is a process of taking out inferior trees in order to promote the growth of the saw timber trees. Palmetto Pulpwood & Timber has crews whose sole responsibility is thinning, thus we have earned the reputation as the premier first and second thinners.
There are two stages of thinning. The first thinning occurs at about 12 - 15 years of age at which time every third row is removed.
The second thinning usually occurs after 18 years old. This is usually done on an operator select basis. In which diseased, suppressed or otherwise inferior, non-saw timber producing trees are removed. This would leave the remaining trees in an optimum growing condition.
The ultimate goal is to reach saw timber production, which is used to make boards.
Type: Site Prep/Reforestation
Tree planting or Reforestation is the process of re-planting areas to ensure the future of forests and/or your investment. Palmetto Pulpwood & Timber will assist in all aspects of reforestation.
Drum Chopping is the process of pulling a large heavy roller with blades through an area to chop up debris, limbs and stumps, which aids in site prep/reforestation. This service is usually reserved for our landowners but can be contracted out by any individual, as needed.
The procedure when all trashwood is removed thus leaving a "park-like" appearance.