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Timber Value Growth Rates in Maine

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Rates of growth in value of standing timber in the Northeast can differ greatly between stands and between trees. Faced with this kind of variation, resource planners and managers need all the help they can get in determining financial rates of return for the region's woodlands. Analysis of recent inventory data indicates that the average annual change in value for forest stands in Maine between 1971 and 1982 was 4.3% and ranged from - 12 to +43%. Because of high mortality and growth loss associated with spruce budworm, the average rate of value growth for fir trees was only 1.3%. Red oak, with its fast growth and low mortality rates, grew at a rate of 6.9%. North. J. Appl. For. 7:62-64, June 1990.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, 370 Reed Road, Broomall, PA 19008

Publication date: 1990-06-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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