Trenk, Fred B. (Fred Benjamin), 1900- / Forest planting handbook
The best plantation for local conditions, pp. 17-28 PDF (3.2 MB)
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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