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The "let-it-grow" treatment for timber -- Is it economically worthwhile?Author(s): David P. Worley; David P. Worley
Source: Res. Pap. NE-157. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 37 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionOne way to treay a timber stand is to ignore it--simply let it grow. This treatment will in time produce usable timber. And this is how many small woodlands in the Northeast are treated today. The question is: How well does this treatment work in returning a profit to the owner? As a guide for forest managers, the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station has made an economic study of this let-it-grow treatment. We found that the profitability of this treatment depends mainly upon the age of the stand and the timber markets available.
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CitationWorley, David P. 1970. The "let-it-grow" treatment for timber -- Is it economically worthwhile?. Res. Pap. NE-157. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 37 p.
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