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Economic considerations of managing standsAuthor(s): Gary W. Miller
Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 7.01
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionManaging central hardwood stands involves making choices. Each year landowners face at least three alternatives for managing a stand: (1) allow it to grow undisturbed, (2) undertake a partial or complete commercial harvest, or (3) culture the timber crop through a precommercial investment. Each activity affects long-term monetary returns. The "best" choice in a given year depends on your goal as a landowner, stand characteristics, and local markets. Understanding the economic elements of managing stands can help you make good choices and improve the productivity of your forest land.
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CitationMiller, Gary W. 1989. Economic considerations of managing stands. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 7.01
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