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The Emerging Economics of Small Diameter Timber

Until recently…smaller diameter trees have been overlooked commercially in favor of larger trees that are more cost-effective to remove and process. With a dwindling supply of larger trees and a changed public perception that generally favors the preservation of large trees, the recognition of the fire risk posed by an overabundance of smaller diameter trees has led to an emerging consensus that smaller trees are an economic resource rather than a liability to be cut and burned in place.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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