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Mike Hagen mhagen at
Wed Nov 24 13:15:35 EST 1999

Very nicely done, Karl!  With the conversion and high grading of most
stands on the west coast the same principles now apply here.  We've got
two more factors though. The vagaries of the export market still throw a
monkey wrench into the value increase.  And in many areas, the lack of
large diameter capable sawmills limit marketability of sawlogs greater
than 24 inches - which ought to have been the greatest income producers!

Karl Davies wrote:
> Ted Kegebein wrote:
> > Pretty good paper, Karl. Good work!
> Thanks.  Now if we can get the powers that be to recognize the value of
> all the ecosystem services that forests provide, we might be able to
> make a decent living growing trees. <G>
> > I'm just glad that we don't have to
> > wait 60 years down here to grow a 14" tree :)
> Actually, we can grow them faster up here too.  Those numbers in the
> tables at are for
> previously unmanaged stands.  But we still can't compete with y'all on
> volume growth rates.
> I think we may do better on the grade value increase rates on hardwoods
> though--better than unpruned southern pines anyway.  I wonder if anyone
> has ever looked into this...
> --
> Karl Davies, Practicing Forester
> Northeastern Forestry Reformation List Server

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