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Regeneration Costs for Industrial Landowners Using Hand vs. Machine Planting

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The cost of planting southern pine seedlings is influenced by intensity of site preparation, number of parcels of land included in the planting contract, site topography, whether the site is bedded, and type of planting method. Industrial foresters should carefully examine anticipated benefits before intensifying site preparation, especially before using bedding or specifying machine planting.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Economist, Forest Resource Law and Economics Project, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113

Publication date: 1983-05-01

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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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