Ten Years of Farm Forestry on a New York Farm
This article presents the results of 10 years of management of a 15-acre woodlot with an initial stocking of 38.5 cords per acre and composed principally of oak, hickory, and hard maple. During this period the owner harvested the equivalent of 214.5 standard cords, about two-fifths of which came from reduction of the growing stock and the other three-fifths from an average annum growth of 0.8 cord per acre. The total value of the products was nearly $2,000. This gave the owner an average return of 86 cents per man-hour for time spent in cutting, hauling, and buzzing the wood--a figure that compares favorably with the returns from other farm activities, particularly in view of the fact that the work was done in winter when little other work is available. The success of the enterprise emphasizes the concept that farm forestry is likely to be profitable only when the raw product is harvested by the owner and when the woodlot is so managed as to give a return each year.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Extension forester of New York State, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
Publication date: 1943-03-01
2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)
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