Forest Finance Series Publications
This publication, the first in a series about issues related to forest economics, compares two commonly used timber harvesting techniques—diameter-limit cutting and crown thinning—from the perspective of long-term economic sustainability. It includes typical financial returns over the life of a sample northern hardwood stand.
This publication explores the problem of deer browsing, explains how it affects forest regeneration, and compares several varieties of fencing commonly used by forest owners.
This publication, the third in a series about issues related to forest economics, explains the importance of keeping accurate, complete, and well-organized records about forest management activities and expenses, particularly as they relate to income taxes. This publication introduces record keeping, explores what should be recorded, and offers examples of simple recording systems.
Leasing forest and agricultural land can be a win-win situation for landowners and hunters.This publication describes elements of marketing and pricing leases for hunters to use your property.
Tree shelters play an important role in many situations. This publication discusses uses, types, and costs of tree shelters.
This publication discusses issues pertaining primarily to the financial decision to harvest timber. The first section is a brief This publication discusses issues pertaining primarily to the financial decision to harvest timber. The first section is a brief overview of how to estimate timber value and price. The next section covers what is meant by forest "maturity," and the final section shows how to determine and calculate when to cut timber to maximize financial returns.