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EFFECT OF REPEATED FOREST FIRES   199

TABLE XI

 

PINE REPRODUCTION ON BURNED AREAS, WITH ESTIMATES OF THE PROSPECTIVE FUTURE VALUE OF PRESENT STOCK IF PROTECTED FROM FIRE, AND THE LOSS ALREADY INCURRED IN PREVIOUSLY EXISTING POTENTIAL VALUES, DUE To REPEATED FIRES

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Acres     Potential value of dues if burned but

once    

 

Potential value of dues with present stock    

 

Loss of dues by repeated fires    

 

Loss in previously exis

 

Potential stumpage value if burned but once    

 

Potential stumpage value of present stock    

 

Loss of stumpage values by repeated fires    

17,350

17,750   6,970

9,260

51,330

 

$381,700

$390,500 $153,340

$203,720

$1,129,260

 

381,700

49,700   9,758

5,560

446,718

 

 

340,800 143,582

198,160

682,542

 

ting potenti

al dues, at$2per M

 

 

$682,542

1,336,000

1,366,750   536,690

713,000

3,952,440

 

1.336,000

173,950   34.150

19,440

1,563,540

 

 

1,192,800   502,540

693,560

2,388,900

 

Loss in previously existing potential stumpage values at $7 per M   $2,388,900

 

Total loss already incurred, on account of repeated fires, in previously ex-

isting potential dues and stumpage values    $3,071,442

 

Potential value of present stock, if protected from fire (dues $446,718, plus

stumpage $1,563,540)   $2,010,258

 

 

It will be seen from the figures in the above table that
if the entire area had been burned but once, if it had
become stocked with young pine in the same quantities

as the present area burned once, and if it were protected from fur-
ther destruction by fire, the stumpage value of this pine at maturity
at present prices would be over $3,900,000. As stated on page 198.
this estimate is based on the assumption that each tree thus theoreti-
cally present would attain sufficient size to yield 100 feet of boards.
This condition would be reached when the trees averaged between 12

Great Loss of Stumpage Values

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