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Christmas Tree Cutting: Demand and Value as Determined by the Travel Cost Method

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The travel cost method was used to determine the value of trips to cut Christmas trees in northern Colorado. The analysis indicated an average value of $9 37 to the Christmas tree collectors for an uncut Christmas tree at the collection site This value includes a $5.00 cutting fee and an average consumer surplus of $4.37 per tree. West. J. Appl. For. 3(3):83-86, July 1988.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Publication date: 1988-07-01

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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 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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