Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Evaluating the profitability of brush management and oak tree thinning for range improvement

Authors

Kent D. Olson
Theodore E. Adams
Alfred H. Murphy

Authors Affiliations

Kent D. Olson is Economist, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis; Theodore E. Adams, Jr., is Wildlands Specialist, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis; Alfred H. Murphy is Superintendent, Hopland Field Station, and Specialist, Agronomy and Range Science.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 37(9):6-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v037n09p6. September 1983.

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Abstract

Clearing rangeland of dense brush thickets or stands of oak trees produces obvious benefits on the better soils: more and better feed for domestic and wild animals; improved water yield in the watershed; and reduced fire hazard. But there are also costs, which need to be weighed against potential returns before the decision is made to improve the land.

Olson K, Adams T, Murphy A. 1983. Evaluating the profitability of brush management and oak tree thinning for range improvement. Hilgardia 37(9):6-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v037n09p6
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