Canadian Forest Service Publications

Financial returns from fertilizing 70-year-old lodgepole pine near Hinton, Alberta. 1990. Ondro, W.J.; Constantino, L.F. Forestry Chronicle 66(3): 287-292.

Year: 1990

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 11304

Language: English

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Fertilizing 70-year-old lodgepole pine stands 10 years before rotation on Coalspur Mercoal soils in Alberta increased wood yield and reduced logging costs. Real internal rates of return were over 10% for some treatments, making them an attractive investment on both soil types. Present net worth and profitability index were used to identify the most profitable treatment.