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How Much Timber Quality can we afford in Coast Douglas-Fir Stands?

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Once site and genetic stock are selected, management of stocking, rotation age, and pruning are the principal means available to foresters to affect wood quality and value in stands of coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var menziesii). Financial evaluation was used to test whether or not improvements in wood quality and value by these means justify the costs of doing so. This analysis showed in general that improving quality through high levels of stocking or extending rotations were costly ways to improve wood quality while pruning was a cost-effective way to improve wood quality. West. J. Appl. For. 10(1):12-16.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR 97212

Publication date: January 1, 1995

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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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