Specifications include, but are not limited to: All ponderosa pine are considered in the cutting guidelines unless otherwise agreed upon by the landowner and SDDA.
Dominant and co-dominant ponderosa pine with good form and vigor will be left.
The desired treatment will include thinning Ponderosa pine up to 10” DBH to an average spacing of 25 feet between stems. Dominant and codominant trees 10” DBH that have good form and vigor, will be left.
Treatment of spruce will result in scattered groups of 5 to 15 trees with approximately 20 feet of spacing between groups.
Stumps will be level cut flush to the ground.
All ponderosa pine 10 inches and under in diameter will be removed from, and within 25 feet of, stands of hardwood trees. Live hardwood trees will not be cut unless they are a hazard or significantly damaged.
Dead standing snags should be removed to an average of 1 per acre.