Skip to Main Content
Exploring the optimal economic timing for crop tree release treatments in hardwoods: results from simulationAuthor(s): Chris B. LeDoux; Gary W. Miller
Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 265-274.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (413.47 KB)
DescriptionIn this study we used data from 16 Appalachian hardwood stands, a growth and yield computer simulation model, and stump-to-mill logging cost-estimating software to evaluate the optimal economic timing of crop tree release (CTR) treatments. The simulated CTR treatments consisted of one-time logging operations at stand age 11, 23, 31, or 36 years, with the residual stands projected to their optimal economic rotation. The logging costs and revenues were estimated for the initial entry and for harvest at the optimal economic rotation. For comparison, the cost of CTR using hack-and-squirt herbicide treatments were computed as an alternative to the logging treatments at each age.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationLeDoux, Chris B.; Miller, Gary W. 2008. Exploring the optimal economic timing for crop tree release treatments in hardwoods: results from simulation. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 265-274.
- Not Getting Burned: The Importance of Fire
- Impact of alternative harvesting technologies on thinning entry and optimal rotation age for eastern hardwoods
- Small tractors for harvesting fuelwood in low-volume small-diameter hardwood stands
XML: View XML