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How Do Nontimber Values Affect Douglas-fir Rotations?

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When nontimber values are included, economically optimum rotations for Douglas-fir may be shortened or lengthened by comparison with similar calculations based on timber values alone. Lengthening rotations to the age that maximizes wood production results in much less site value that the economically optimum rotation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Publication date: April 1, 1978

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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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