tree farming, dual land use, better cash flow

JeffM94 jeffm94 at
Wed Sep 6 22:04:09 EST 1995

  > We plant on old pasture and crop land. We plant rows of trees like
>farmers plant corn. I look at trees like a crop, just a longer harvest
>cycle. I'm no expert, but I suspect this is how the large Yellow Pine
>plantations of the Southeast operate, and I bet they would do this in
>the Northwest also if the land were suited for it.
>Mike Palencar


     As the harvesting contractor for the James River cottonwood
plantations here in Western Oregon and Washington I can attest to the
current practice of row planting in this industry.  Row planting is very
compatable with mechanized harvesting (shearing) and replanting as well.

        jeffm94 at

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