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Selling Prices and Production Costs in the Tennessee Valley

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A rapidly expanding program of timber sales and a shortage of personnel necessitated the development of methods and data which would enable men, relatively new in the region, to make reasonable estimates of selling prices and production costs in stumpage appraisal work. This article presents tree values of local species based on maximum price regulations, and the cost factors usually considered in determining a fair appraisal. The data have been designed to cover conditions normally encountered in the varied topography of the Tennessee Valley where a large proportion of the lumber produced is manufactured by portable mills, but the methods used may also be valuable to foresters elsewhere engaged in the preparation of timber sales.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate forester, Department of Forestry Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority, Norris, Tenn.

Publication date: September 1, 1944

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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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