The study of economics won’t keep you out of the breadline; but at least you’ll know why you’re there. So it is with forest economics: It won't alone solve our forestry needs, but at least it helps us mightily to understand them. And used in conjunction with the other sciences and arts of forestry, economics research helps us not only to understand, but also to solve, the needs of forestry for contributing the utmost to the wellbeing of the world, the community, and the individual enterprise.
Durr, William A.
"Research in the Economics of Forestry,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 32
, Article 4.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol32/iss1/4