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Title: Cleaning to favor western white pine - its effects upon composition, growth, and potential values

Author: Boyd, Raymond J.;

Date: 1959

Source: Journal of Forestry. 57(5): 333-336.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The management of western white pine (Pinus monticola) requires the production of a high proportion of valuable white pine crop trees in order to defray the costs of protection from blister rust. Current average selling prices of lumber give white pine about $50 per m.b.f. advantage over western larch (Larix occidentalis) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), the next most valuable species common to the type. On the average site, yielding 50 m.b.f. per acre at 120 years of age, a 10 percent difference in white pine volume would amount to $250 per acre.

Keywords: management, western white pine, Pinus monticola, blister rust

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Boyd, Raymond J. 1959. Cleaning to favor western white pine - its effects upon composition, growth, and potential values. Journal of Forestry. 57(5): 333-336.


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