What do you do with old trees?
I often see orchards planting new trees but I never see older trees getting taken out. When an orchard is full of trees that are old/have diminished productivity, what do you do with the trees and the wood? Does it all go into a wood chipper or does it have a second life as hardwood flooring? Also what is the typical productive lifespan for commercial trees (I'm guessing it varies wildly by species)?