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Improved Utilization: Approaching the goal in Arkansas

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A statewide study in Arkansas showed utilization to a 3-inch top diameter to be 85 percent for pine and 72 percent for hardwood sawlog operations. Pulpwood operations averaged 95 percent for pine and 86 percent for hardwood. Important factors in explaining utilization efficiency included hauling distance, product size, forest land ownership, and sale administration. Public reaction to post-harvest scenes demonstrated preference for selection cuts over clear cuts and indicated that close utilization is favored.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Graduate Student, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Publication date: June 1, 1976

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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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