Over the decades, Gualala Redwoods has used a mixture of even aged and selection forestry. Openings are planted with redwood and Douglas-fir. Brush and hardwood competition is reduced. Many stands are thinned to increase tree growth.
Crew plants trees after logging.
Planted in 1997, this photo was taken in 2001. Redwood seedlings are barely visible between the clumps of redwood sprouts.
In 2011 the same area has been thinned and is free to grow. The redwood seedlings are catching up to the redwood sprouts.
Unnaturally high densities of tan oak trees are reduced to make room for conifers.