A Nomogram for Predicting Precommercial Thinning Costs in Overstocked Spruce-Fir Stands
Authors: Seymour, Robert S.; Gadzik, Charles J.
Source: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, Volume 2, Number 2, 1 June 1985 , pp. 37-40(4)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:A simple, graphical method is described for quickly estimating costs of precommercial thinning in dense, young spruce-fir stands using brush saws. The effects of varying stand densities, labor costs, and prior mechanical swath treatments can be analyzed. Examples from Maine's spruce-fir region illustrate the nomogram's use for prediction and sensitivity analysis of thinning costs. North J. Appl. For. 2:37-40, June 1985.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Forest Manager, Baskahegan Company, Brookton, ME 04413
Publication date: June 1, 1985
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