TREES AS AN ELEMENT IN HIGHWAY LAND DAMAGE

TOO OFTEN TREES ON LANDS ACQUIRED FOR HIGHWAY USE OR TREES DAMAGED DURING HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION ARE CONSIDERED AS SO MUCH TIMBER OR CORDWOOD AND THUS ARE GIVEN LOW VALUATION IN ESTIMATES MADE BY HIGHWAY OFFICIALS. THE PAPER INCLUDES A SUGGESTED FORMULA FOR DETERMINING THE VALUE OF SUCH TREES. THIS IS BASED ON THE FACTORS OF: (1) SPECIES, (2) CONDITION OF THE TREE, (3) LOCATION AS TO THE ROAD, HOMES OR OTHER DEVELOPMENTS, TOGETHER WITH THE ACREAGE VALUE OF THE LANDS IN THE AREA AFFECTED BY THE TREE IN QUESTION. TYPICAL EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN FOR THE USE OF THE FORMULA, TOGETHER WITH TABLE COVERING TREES RANGING FROM 6 TO 60 IN. IN DIAMETER ON LANDS VALUED FROM $50 TO $10,000 PER ACRE. A LIST OF NATIVE TREES FOR THE COOL HUMID REGIONS IS INCLUDED. TENTATIVE VALUES IN PERCENTAGES ARE SUGGESTED FOR EACH SPECIES AS A BASIS FOR ESTIMATING THEIR VALUES ON HIGHWAYS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 14-24, 6 TAB, 2 REF
  • Authors:
    • Holley, G C
  • Publication Date: 1948

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  • Accession Number: 00204975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 1-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1971 12:00AM