- Green diagonal lines - thinning project.
- Beige diagonal lines - clearcut project.
- Year - year of the thinning or clearcut project.
What are Timbercuts?
The information on the Timbercuts Layer comes from the US Forest Service. Follow this link to the US Forest Service restoration website and learn more about thinning and clearcut projects.
Thinning - An intermediate treatment made to reduce stand density of trees primarily to improve growth, enhance forest health, or to recover potential mortality. Includes crown thinning (thinning from above, high thinning), free thinning, low thinning (thinning from below), mechanical thinning (geometric thinning), and selection thinning (dominant thinning).
Clearcut - A stand in which essentially all trees have been removed in one operation to produce an even-aged stand. Depending on management objectives, a clearcut may or may not have reserve trees left to attain goals other than regeneration.