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A Financial Assessment of Capital-Extensive Management Alternatives for Storm-Damaged Timber

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An analysis of the investment costs of three management alternatives for storm-damaged pine stands is presented: (1) selection management, with 25-30% initial stocking, (2) natural even-aged management resulting from chemical release of suppressed pine seedlings, and (3) a standard pine plantation, with and without increased site preparation costs due to storm damage. Selection management and natural even-aged management were shown to provide a low-capital alternative with reasonable rates of return for stand rehabilitation. The landowner's management objective and treatment of land cost will determine the optimal alternative. South. J. Appl. For. 15(4):208-212.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Monticello, AR 71655

Publication date: 1991-11-01

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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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