Marking First Thinnings in Pine Plantations: Potential for Increased Economic Returns
a southern pine stand
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Love, Byron, Michael G. Andreu, and Chris Demers. 2018. “Marking First Thinnings in Pine Plantations: Potential for Increased Economic Returns: FR341/FR410, 2/2018”. EDIS 2018 (3). Gainesville, FL.


This 3-page fact sheet written by Byron Love, Michael Andreu, and Chris Demers and published by the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation summarizes a study to determine whether landowners may gain increased economic returns if they mark the first thinning in a southern pine stand. The study found that marking can indeed bring higher revenue at final harvest. The greater number of high-quality and faster-growing trees remaining after a marked thinning is the main reason for immediate and future increases in value.
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Demers, C, M. Andreu, B. McGowan, A. Long, and J. Nowak. 2013. Thinning Southern Pines: A Key to Greater Returns. SS-FOR24. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Thompson, M. T. 1999. A Forested Tract-Size Profile of Florida's NIPF Landowners. USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station. Research Paper SRS-15.

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