Thinning Minnesota conifer stands

September 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm 5 comments

Thinnings, or intermediate treatments, can improve the health, safety, and productivity of conifer plantations and natural stands.  In our new video, Minnesota DNR forester Art Widerstrom and discusses and how to plan your thinning, where to find help, and how to get it done.

Be sure to leave your comments below.  If you like this video, you may also be interested in a recent video by Dovetail Partners from a 2009 field tour on intermediate treatments in Aitkin County, MN.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julie Miedtke  |  September 3, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Awesome! Can you tell me how you filmed and edited the clip? I’d love to learn how to do this!

    • 2. Eli Sagor  |  September 9, 2009 at 9:48 am

      This one was shot partly with a Panasonic DV camcorder, partly with a Flip Mino. It was edited in Adobe Premiere Elements, but we do most of our editing in iMovie (Mac). We try to keep things as simple as possible… We’re not very good at video! But our hope is that the content is useful enough that people aren’t too distracted by the “cinematography.”

  • 3. jenny m wettersten  |  September 9, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I can’t open the video in the form that it’s in. Is there any where else I can view it? I’d really like the info. as we have 2 acres of red pine that likely need thinning. Help!
    Thank you!

    • 4. Eli Sagor  |  September 9, 2009 at 9:46 am

      Oh no! It’s an embedded YouTube video. You can try viewing it directly from YouTube…? Direct link is Let me know if you still have trouble and I’ll see about alternative formats.

      What happens when you try to play it? If you can send me the error message I might be able to help further.

  • […] Watch a short video covering the basics of thinning Minnesota conifer stands here. […]


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