Present and Future Capital Investment in Timber Harvesting

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A questionnaire mailed to most U.S. dealers in logging equipment indicated that total sales of new and used harvesting machinery have been rising in recent years and now are well above $1 billion annually. Hauling equipment, which usually is not purchased from specialized dealers, adds considerably to the total. In 1979, the outlay for logging machinery and trucks combined was an estimated $1.5 billion.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

Publication date: November 1, 1981

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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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