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What Is the Sustainable Harvest of Red Pine in Michigan?

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Abstract:

Red pine harvests have been increasing rapidly in Michigan, to a current level of 17 million ft³ per year. How large an annual harvest can the Michigan red pine resource sustain? Three different estimates indicate that, if all red pine on commercial forestland were available for harvest, then an annual harvest of 30 million ft³ could be sustained during the near term. And even larger harvests can be supported 10 or 20 years hence, when larger acreages of pine will mature. However, the actual planned harvests on public forests, and the harvests likely to be available from other lands, appear to be significantly less than the potential harvest and less than current utilization levels. This results from the fact that some red pine has been reserved from harvest, both on private and public land. Although increasing harvests of red pine will be available in Michigan for the next 3 or 4 decades, the planting of red pine has declined drastically over the last 20 years. Planting must be significantly increased or management intensified if the resource base is to be maintained. North. J. Appl. For. 9(3):94-97.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Michigan State University, Department of Forestry, 126 Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, MI 48824

Publication date: 1992-09-01

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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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