Costs of Establishing Loblolly Pine Plantations In Virginia: Methodology and Estimates
Thompson, Emmett F.
Shores, Michael E.
Sullivan, Alfred D.
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Forest regeneration decisions are among the most important that foresters make. In many instances, the cost of regeneration may be the largest cost item incurred in producing a timber crop. Accordingly, information on the cost of establishing satisfactorily stocked stands is a necessary ingredient for effective forestry decision making. This report presents a method for obtaining such information and provides cost estimates for establishing loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations in Virginia.