Skip to Main Content
Rate of value change in New England timber standsAuthor(s): Stanford L. Arner; David A. Gansner; Thomas W. Birch; Thomas W. Birch
Source: Res. Pap. NE-639. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
View PDF (387.95 KB)
DescriptionAnalyses of remeasured plot data show that between the last two forest inventories of New England, compound rates of value change in timber stands averaged 4.2 percent and ranged from -26 to + 43 percent. Three key characteristics of stand condition (species composition, tree size, and stocking) can be used to estimate economic growth. For example, stands with (1) more than 10 square feet of basal area per acre in softwood species; (2) tree of average basal area less than 7 inches in diameter; and (3) more than 50 percent of total basal area in white pine have a 14.7-percent average rate of value change.
- 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.
CitationArner, Stanford L.; Gansner, David A.; Birch, Thomas W. 1990. Rate of value change in New England timber stands. Res. Pap. NE-639. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
KeywordsCompound interest, financial objectives, hardwood and softwood forests
- Composition, Structure, and Tree Reproduction at White Pine Hollow, Iowa, USA: A Remnant Old-Growth Forest
- Thinning from below in a 60-year-old western white pine stand
- Effects of low-density thinning in a declining white pine stand in Maine
XML: View XML