Stumpage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stumpage A tax on the amount of timber cut, regulated by the price of lumber.
    • Stumpage Timber in standing trees, -- often sold without the land at a fixed price per tree or per stump, the stumps being counted when the land is cleared. "Only trees above a certain size are allowed to be cut by loggers buying stumpage from the owners of land."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stumpage Standing timber; timber-trees collectively, as in a particular tract of forest, with reference to their value for cutting or stumping, independently of that of the land.
    • n stumpage A tax levied in some of the United States on the amount and value of timber cut for commercial purposes.
    • n stumpage The right to cut trees on the seller's land. Payment is based on the measurement of the logs as they are brought to the landing and piled ready for the drive.
    • stumpage Of or pertaining to stumps or stumpage; reckoned by stumps.
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Usage

In literature:

But it had never been properly cleared, as the hacked and ancient stumpage betrayed.
"Hiram The Young Farmer" by Burbank L. Todd
It seemed to Nan that she had been traveling through forests, or the barren stumpage where forests had been, for weeks.
"Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp" by Annie Roe Carr
We must have that pine, even though we pay stumpage on it.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Here's your stumpage at a dollar a thousand, and there's your lumber at twenty!
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
He had beaten them with his dam and boom company; he had beaten them in certain stumpage operations.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
Much of the stumpage around the place was still raw.
"Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island" by Alice Emerson
He kept sighing and wrinkling his brows, as though in deep rumination on a matter far removed from the stumpage question.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
We would only buy on stumpage.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Stumpage values will increase.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
Just like you forgot signing this lease and stumpage contract!
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
MEMBER: What are the stumpage prices?
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
You got your stumpage-money.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
The sales are of stumpage only; the government does no logging on its own account.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
Dobie & Stratton, contractors for pine stumpage on the Lac Oreilles Indian reservation, reside in Hayward.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
Some of the new stump pullers are guaranteed to clear an acre a day of ordinary stumpage.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
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