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Cleaning to favor western white pine - its effects upon composition, growth, and potential values

Posted date: August 14, 2015
Publication Year: 
1959
Authors: Boyd, Raymond J.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Journal of Forestry. 57(5): 333-336.

Abstract

The management of western white pine (Pinus monticola) requires the production of a high proportion of valuable white pine crop trees in order to defray the costs of protection from blister rust. Current average selling prices of lumber give white pine about $50 per m.b.f. advantage over western larch (Larix occidentalis) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), the next most valuable species common to the type. On the average site, yielding 50 m.b.f. per acre at 120 years of age, a 10 percent difference in white pine volume would amount to $250 per acre.

Citation

Boyd, Raymond J. 1959. Cleaning to favor western white pine - its effects upon composition, growth, and potential values. Journal of Forestry. 57(5): 333-336.