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An Analysis of Multiple Product Merchandising Strategies for Loblolly Pine Stumpage

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Procedures are outlined for analyzing the value of loblolly pine stands, given various merchandising strategies, product specifications, and market conditions. Taper equations are used extensively for determining tree-bucking strategies that meet production specifications. An empirical example demonstrates the application of the procedures to a comparison of ten merchandising strategies for a timber stand. Among the products considered are pulpwood, chip-n-saw, plylogs, and sawlogs, with the latter three in both standard-cut and tree-length forms. Several sensitivity analyses demonstrate the impacts of changes in markets and product specifications on the values implicit in the merchandising strategies. South. J. Appl. For. 10:137-41, Aug. 1986.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Canal Wood Corporation, Lumberton, NC

Publication date: August 1, 1986

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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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