What to do?

Joseph Zorzin redoak at forestmeister.com
Tue Aug 25 13:11:22 EST 1998


Wudman69 wrote:
> 
> >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.



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