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A New Look at Pruning Coast Douglas-Fir

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Pruning of coast Douglas-fir for (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii) lumber was evaluated by using new product-recovery information and new computer software. The results showed that higher financial returns from pruning are achieved by pruning early in stands that have a higher site index and that will be fertilized. Interest rates and the premium for clear lumber will have major impacts on the dollar return from pruning. West. J. Appl. For. 3(2):46-48, April 1988.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR

Publication date: April 1, 1988

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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 Western Journal of Applied Forestry covers the western United States, including Alaska, and western Canada; WJAF will also consider manuscripts reporting research in northern Mexico that has potential application in the southwestern United States.
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