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The Use of Unit Cost Data in Estimating Logging Costs and Planning Logging Operations

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The necessity for adapting logging methods to the requirements of selective cutting and to the test of low-cost production has raised many practical questions, such as which is cheaper, teams or tractors? What is the proper spacing for skid roads? Can such problems be determined short of actual trial? This article illustrates for southern conditions how such questions can be answered if a small amount of basic data about the stand and suitable production costs is available.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of Michigan

Publication date: October 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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