Costs of Producing Shade Trees (Acer Rubrum) in the Field Differentiated by Size of Firm in Ohio
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. ESO (Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper). No. 1269
The objective of this study was to determine annual production costs for field-grown shade trees in Ohio differentiated by size of firm. This objective was accomplished by synthesizing two model field nurseries using the conceptual framework of economic engineering. Once the nurseries were synthesized, growing space was divided into five equal parts with each part being assigned a plant group. In the 50-acre nursery, slow-growing evergreens were allocated 8 acres of growing space and in the 200-acre nursery 35 acres. One specific species of shade tree (Acer rubrum) was chosen for detailed analysis.