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Factors Affecting the Costs of Producing Oak Cordwood

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Information which makes possible an intelligent appraisal of the costs and returns in harvesting the forest, particularly the low quality portion, should lead to a more complete utilization of the trees that are cut and thereby contribute to greater returns from timber growing. This article analyses the relationship of the several steps in cordwood production and gives a clue to the wages that are economically possible under different market prices for cordwood. Does crown size affect costs and can an operator afford to pay 30 cents per hour for wood cutters?

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Appalachian Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: December 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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