This past weekend, local tree care professionals came together to volunteer their time and expertise to successfully thin the dawn redwood stand on Rutgers Hort Farm 3. This thinning was planned to continue Dr. John Kuser’s project design, in which he hoped to provide material to allow the study of this species’ genetics and growth.
The trees were planted in 1992, as a dense stand. To ensure the health of the trees, it was time to thin them. The trees were marked for removal, and then the tree care professionals took over. They carefully removed the marked trees. Several of the logs were set aside and will be milled by the Rutgers Forestry program.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the individuals who donated their time to complete this work and make this project possible. You did a fantastic job, thank you!