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The Increment Contract

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Long-term timber management contracts give forest industry firms most of the advantages of fee-simple land ownership and avoid most of the disadvantages. The increment contract, a type of management contract already used by several pulp and paper firms in the South, employs a unique method for determining and making payments to woodland owners based on the average annual increment of wood fiber their land is capable of producing. Particularly attractive to woodland owners, it gives firms that use it a competitive advantage in seeking raw materials.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry, University of Arkansas at Monticello

Publication date: August 1, 1979

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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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