TSI – implementing timber stand improvement to enhance forest growth and diversity

“TSI” is a common term in forestry for a variety of practices intended to enhance forest growth and diversity. Forestry does not always entail timber harvesting in order to alter the composition of species in a stand of trees. Cutting and leaving downed trees can favor certain combinations of species, as can simply girdling and letting trees die standing – while avoiding the potential impact of equipment while removing logs. These practices create excellent habitat for wildlife, but should generally be carried out under the guidance of an integrated plan so they help you accomplish the desired results.