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Concept for Southern Pine Plantation Operation in the Year 2020

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Fertilization, close spacing, very early thinning, and application of new harvesting and manufacturing technology could yield-over a 35-year rotation-146 tons per acre (ovendry basis) of pulp, 2-by-4 studs, random-length conventional lumber, millwork and structural laminated wood, long-wide structural lumber laminated from veneer, sheathing plywood, structural flakeboard, and animal food supplement (muka). At $200 per product ton (ovendry basis, 1979 dollars), each acre could yield a gross realization of about $29,200 of these products per 35-year rotation; additionally, about 47 tons (ovendry basis) of fuel would be harvested over the 35-year rotation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Wood Scientist, Forest Products Utilization Research, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Pineville, Louisiana

Publication date: 1980-02-01

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