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Analyzing Alternative Hardwood Management Strategies

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An analysis of the per cubic foot investment costs associated with hardwood production under each of three management alternatives is presented: (1) plantation establishment; (2) a harvest cut followed by natural regeneration; (3) rehabilitation through timber stand improvement (TSI). The indication is that the vast majority of southern hardwood stands will continue to be naturally regenerated given landowner objectives, ownership patterns, and current stumpage prices.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Softwood silviculture specialist, Southeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Atlanta, Georgia

Publication date: 1979-02-01

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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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