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Financial aspects of partial cutting practices in central Appalachian hardwoods

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Year Published

1993

Publication

Res. Pap. NE-673. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9 p.

Abstract

Uneven-aged silvicultural practices can be used to regenerate and manage many eastern hardwood stands. Single-tree selection methods are feasible in stands where a desirable shade-tolerant commercial species can be regenerated following periodic harvests. A variety of partial cutting practices, including single-tree selection and diameter-limit cutting have been used for 30 years or more to manage central Appalachian hardwoods on the Fernow Experimental Forest near Parsons, West Virginia. Results from these research areas are presented to help forest managers evaluate financial aspects of partial cutting practices. Observed volume growth, product yields, changes in species composition, and changes in residual stand quality are used to evaluate potential financial returns. Also, practical economic considerations for applying partial cutting methods are discussed.

Keywords

Uneven-aged silviculture; Appalachian hardwoods; forest economics

Citation

Miller, Gary W. 1993. Financial aspects of partial cutting practices in central Appalachian hardwoods. Res. Pap. NE-673. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NE-RP-673.

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