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Allowable Cut Falldown: Effects of Log Rules, Rotation, and Intensified Management

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Abstract:

Analysis of a 500,000-acre management unit in the Douglas-fir region of western Oregon and Washington has revealed that shifting from Scribner log rule to cubic-foot measure does not eliminate allowable cut falldown at the end of an old-growth conversion period. Effects of shortening rotation and intensified timber management on size of falldown can be significant.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Economist, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Exp. Sta., U.S. Forest Service, Portland, Ore.

Publication date: October 1, 1970

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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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