Evaluating the profitability of brush management and oak tree thinning for range improvement
California Agriculture 37(9):6-22.
Published September 01, 1983
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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.