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Title: Cultural practices in Appalachian hardwood sapling stands--are they worthwhile?
Author: Miller, Gary W.
Source: In: Smith, H. Clay; Eye, Maxine C., eds. Proceedings: guidelines for managing immature Appalachian hardwood stands. SAF Publication 86-02. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University: 33-45.
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Description: Forest managers often question the economic feasibility of cultural practices in hardwood sapling stands. Investment factors, including initial treatment cost, required rate of return, investment period, and stand response to treatment are discussed in terms of how they affect the outcome of early investments in even-aged hardwood stands. Attention is focused on precommercial thinning in hardwood sapling stands. Guide lines are provided to indicate the maximum allowable treatment cost under which precommercial thinning can be profitable. Data suggest that precommercial thinning is economical only in young stands containing relatively high-value species.
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Miller, Gary W. 1986. Cultural practices in Appalachian hardwood sapling stands--are they worthwhile?. In: Smith, H. Clay; Eye, Maxine C., eds. Proceedings: guidelines for managing immature Appalachian hardwood stands. SAF Publication 86-02. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University: 33-45.
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