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Annual net return to grower by region and wood lot size

The annual return, per hectare, per year, can be calculated from the net return per hectare divided by the age of harvest. This gives a nominal non-discounted return per year. The average for the 110 woodlots with the right data was $1,150 ha/yr. This is a useful metric to compare with annual net income from other land uses. When plotted against harvested volume it shows a strong relationship; high returns generally require high volumes at harvest.

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