Productivity of Logging and Sawmill Labor as Affected by Tree Size

$29.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


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.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Forest Economist, U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C.

Publication date: December 1, 1943

More about this publication?
  • 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.
  • Membership Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more