After reading and following several threads over a course of a year, I finally got up the nerve to ask for some advice. Last winter my father and I decided to have our red pines thinned (3rd thinning). So now the question is what to do? Leave alone, plant back to pines or something else? Looking to add cover/bedding? Other parts of the property have done hinge cutting to add browse and cover. In the picture, a lane was planted with a logging trail mix plus some clover and chickory. It has come in very well this fall.