Growth Responses and Financial Returns from Silvicultural Treatments in Southern Pine Plantations Webinar
July 28 @ 7:30 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm$350
With the persistent low stumpage prices for southern pine products since the Great Recession, many landowners and managers question the wisdom of spending money on silvicultural treatments. If we evaluate the cost of treatments required to get an expected response along with the timing of resulting cash flows we can objectively decide whether the treatment is worth the cost. Budgets, markets, site quality and personal objectives are important determinants of the best mix of treatments for a particular property. This course will discuss available silvicultural treatments and their responses and evaluate the trade-offs between the costs and benefits for different mixes of silvicultural treatments. The course will emphasize quantifying responses for objective decision making.