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Economics of Timber Sale Decisions

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The value of a forestry investment can be cut nearly in half by making poor decisions about timber sales. Selling at high prices and qualifying for long-term capital gains treatment are the two most critical items. Selling at the right rotation age is less important. Decisions about selling lump sum or scale are related to a landowner's income tax situation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry, Auburn University and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn 36849

Publication date: August 1, 1985

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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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