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Economic Evaluation of Old-Field Loblolly Pine Plantation Management Alternatives

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Using a computerized tree growth simulator for old-field plantations, this study reaches tentative and preliminary conclusions about loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation management systems which maximize rotation-start present value under various situations. Assumptions included different product mixes and prices; interest rates; planting spacings; harvest ages; and intensity, frequency, and timing of thinnings.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Economics, VPI & SU

Publication date: February 1, 1982

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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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