A Working Plan for Forest Lands Near Pine Bluff, Arkansas (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Working Plan for Forest Lands Near Pine Bluff, Arkansas A working plan is simply a scheme of management for a forest tract. To prepare it a thorough study must be made not only of the present character of the forest, but also of its capacity to furnish future yields and of the conditions which will govern the transport and marketing of the timber cut. Upon this study is based a system atic plan for lumbering. The point of View is purely practical; the purpose is to prescribe cuttings which will not only pay, but will also tend toward the gradual and sustained improvement of the forest. It is a business policy recommended after an expert investigation. In the preparation of a working plan two important points to be determined are: (1) The amount of timber standing; (2) the rate at which the principal species are growing. This known, it is possible to estimate what will be the yield of timber after a given' number of years, and also to calculate the amount of merchantable timber which the forest is capable of producing each year, so that, if desired, the annual cut may be made equal to the annual production and a sustained yield of timber be assured. On the tract of the Sawyer Austin Lumber Company one of the chief objects in making a working plan was to determine whether the present tract is large enough to furnish a sustained yield equal to the yearly capacity of the mill, and if not, to estimate the additional area necessary to secure such a result. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 552 pages
- 152 x 229 x 28mm | 730g
- 10 Feb 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 307 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white