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A Bid Price Equation for National Forest Timber Sales in Western Arkansas and Southeastern Oklahoma

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An equation relating bid price to timber sale characteristics was developed using regression techniques on the basis of data from 150 timber sales that occurred between June 1992 and Dec. 1998 in the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests in Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. Predicted values of the real winning bid price are based on total sawtimber volume per sale, total pulpwood volume per sale, average sawtimber volume per acre, average sawtimber volume per tree, and the ratio of southern yellow pine #2 dimension lumber producer price index (PPI) to pine sawlog PPI. Sawtimber and pulpwood in these sales are mainly shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.). The most highly significant variables were total sawtimber volume and the ratio of southern yellow pine #2 dimension lumber PPI to pine sawlog PPI. The equation explains 95% of the variation in the total bid price data. South. J. Appl. For. 28(2):100–108.

Keywords: Producer price index; appraisal; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; sawtimber; shortleaf pine; stumpage

Document Type: Regular Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Forestry Oklahoma State University Stillwater OK 74078-6013; Phone: (405) 744-5447;, Fax: (405) 744-3530, Email: tlynch@okstate.edu 2: Boise Corporation Boise ID 83728 3: Department of Forestry Oklahoma State University Stillwater OK 74078-6013 4: Department of Agricultural Economics Oklahoma State University Stillwater OK 74078-6013 5: USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station Hot Springs AR 71902

Publication date: May 1, 2004

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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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