Tonewood forest (forest of sound) is a forest where trees are grown to be suitable for making music instruments – trees have to be as old as possible, that is, with as many growthrings per measure as possible, for example 60 rings per 5 cm. In order to maintain such quality trees must grow close to each other – in a competition – that makes them grow in length, not in diameter. As a result trees sometimes are cut when are more than 300 years old.
Wood with more growthrings has better sound quality.
Some countries legislation however prohibits such a forestry method obliging forest owners to create better growing conditions for trees, by “cleaning” a young forest time to time.
Forest is also a good place for a concert.