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Short-rotation plantationsAuthor(s): Philip E. Pope; Jeffery O. Dawson
Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 5.09
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionShort-rotation plantations offer several advantages over longer, more traditional rotations. They enhance the natural productivity of better sites and of tree species with rapid juvenile growth. Returns on investment are realized in a shorter period and the risk of loss is reduced compared with long term investments. Production of wood and fiber can be maximized by intensifying cultural treatments near a processing site, lessening transportation costs.
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CitationPope, Philip E.; Dawson, Jeffery O. 1989. Short-rotation plantations. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 5.09
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