>> >That is $20 to $30 per cord. Roughly $54 to $80 per ton on the local market.
> >Twelve year old pine pulpwood is only possible on the best of sites under
> >intensive management. But, it is possible.
> >Bob Miller
> >Alabama Registered Forester
>> You have reversed your numbers there. A cord of wood weighs roughly 2.6 tons
> (depending on whose conversion you use----but a ton is a ton). Generating a
> first thinning at age 12-13 is[my] growth target for intensive culture on the
> coastal plain of the South. If you can make a site perform as a site 80 (base
> 25), then this target can be met. This is done through the use of genetics,
> herbicides, fertilization, and site specific mechanical methods.
>> Jeff Watts
> NC Reg. For. #807
And you call that a forest? <G>
I doubt that Thoreau would have spend 5 years there contemplating the
mysteries of life and death.