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Spruce-Fir Selective Logging Costs

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The economic feasibility of partial cutting methods is not commonly accepted. In spruce-fir stands of pulpwood size in the Northeast, logging with horses on partial cuttings removing 10 to 60 percent of the stand shows that costs do not exceed clear-cutting costs, with strong indications that selective cutting will become definitely cheaper than clear cutting as experience is gained. Selective cutting facilitates woods operations in some respects, in addition to offering important silvicultural advantages.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: April 1, 1942

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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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