Definitions for "Commercial thinning"
The thinning of stands of trees at a stage that will yield saleable products.
harvests which are aimed primarily at controlling the growth of stands through adjustment in stand density. Trees removed are useful and of value for some purpose. Income from the sale or use of products produced exceeds ALL costs associated with harvesting and removing timber.
A silviculture treatment that "thins" out an overstocked stand by removing trees that are large enough to be sold as poles or fence posts. It is carried out to improve the health and growth rate of the remaining crop trees.