Productivity of Logging and Sawmill Labor as Affected by Tree Size
Results of logging and milling time studies in eastern forest regions are summarized in terms of man-hour cost, and their use in estimating present current costs in money is illustrated. They show consistency in labor efficiency among different localities. In connection with lumber-recovery values, they indicate that in most cases operating margins of at least $10 per M can be realized where cutting is confined to trees 15 inches d.b.h. and larger. These results emphasize the economic advantages of growing trees to financial maturity.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Principal Forest Economist, U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C.
Publication date: 1943-12-01
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