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Trenk, Fred B. (Fred Benjamin), 1900- / Forest planting handbook
(1932)

The best plantation for local conditions,   pp. 17-28 PDF (3.2 MB)


Page 28


Planting Costs
  The wide variety of conditions under which planting may be done
suggest a rather wide range of planting costs. The following tabular
summary, based upon age and species of planting stock, and a density
of 1,200 trees per acre represents the range within which one may
reasonably expect to keep his planting costs. It should be observed
that while furrowing may at first appear to increase planting costs, it
will actually help to reduce costs. The amount of practice a planting
crew has had is always an important factor in relative costs. For that
reason small plantations, completed before the planting crew has be-
come proficient in its work cost more per acre than larger plantations.-
                              TABLE m
                           Cat of Plen
Age of Stock
2 yr. uIedlings
8 yr. seedlings
2-2 transplants
2 yr. meedlings
8 yr. endlings
2-2 transplants
2 yr. seedlings
2 yr. seedlings
2-2 transplants
I Cost per
  Thousd
  _trees
$8.00
$6.00
18.00
14.00
17.00
$3.00
$8.00
$7.00
Total Labor and True
    mb per acre;
6 x 6 spacing; 1200 trees
Furrow-slit  $ . 7
Hole (Grubhoe) $ 9-12
Furrow-alit    $ 7-$ 9
Role (Grubhoe) $12418
Furrow-slit    $ S- 7
Furrow-slit    $ &4 7
Hole (Grubhoe) $ 9-$12
* 2 8
                                   . ~ ~ ~
Kind of Tree
White pine
   or
Norway pine
Nortray spruce
   or      -
White spruce
Jack pine
Scotch pine
_ .


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