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Thinning and Harvesting Regimes for Yellow-Poplar

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Grade 1 yellow-poplar logs were recently selling for $150/mbf, three times the price for grade 2 logs in North Carolina. A computerized stand development model was used to examine the profitability of thinning and holding yellow-poplar stands for increased diameter and grade. Analyses were done over wide ranges in stand age, site quality, and stocking, at 5% and 10% discount rates. At a 5% discount rate, the maximum net present stumpage value was obtained by thinning in most regimes. Lower stand age, higher initial stocking, and higher site indices favored thin-clearcut regimes over regimes with no initial thinning. At a 10% discount rate, thinning was optimal only at initial age 30 on the highest quality sites at the highest initial stockings. All other combinations of variables favored clearcutting immediately or with a 10-year delay. Thinning options with net values within 50% of maximum were numerous at a 5% discount rate in younger stands but decreased rapidly as initial age increased. Only a few such options were available at the 10% discount rate. South. J. Appl. For. 14(3):101-103.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Publication date: August 1, 1990

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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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