Pulpwood and Log Production Costs as Affected by Type of Road

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Pulpwood and sawlog production are generally handled under the contract system in the South. This paper deals with the effect of type of road upon costs of hauling, which is a factor usually overlooked in establishing contract rates for producing pulpwood and sawlogs. Both time and cost figures for all operations from felling through hauling are included. Since many operators are now trying to set up contract rates that will qualify under the Wage-Hour law, the information in this paper is timely and pertinent.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southern Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: December 1, 1940

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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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