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A Discussion of Financial Maturity Financial Maturity: A Questionable Concept in Forest Management

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Every forester managing a forest property is faced with the problem of what to remove in his annual or periodic harvests. When should a stand or individual tree be considered ripe for the saw? With today's markets, trees attain merchantability at an early age. But they continue to grow and increase in value for many years thereafter. What should be the forester's guide in making intelligent plans for harvesting his crop?

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Economics, University of Georgia, Athens

Publication date: October 1, 1953

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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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