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Depletion of Timber

Bedford Ridge Development purchased a 5,000-acre tract of forested land in southern Georgia. The tract contained about 1,650,000 pine trees that, when mature, can be used for utility poles. Bedford paid $800 per acre for the timberland. The land has a residual value of $107 per acre when all the trees are harvested. During 2019, Bedford harvested 180,000 trees.

Required:

1. Compute the depletion per tree.

2. Prepare the journal entry to record the harvesting of the trees for 2019.

To determine

Concept introduction:

Depletion:

When natural resources such as coal, iron ore, oil reserves and mineral etc. are extracted from the earth the company records the cost of extraction to the particular unit of the natural resource that is being extracted and the process of allocating cost according to the usage of natural resource during a specific period is called as depletion.

Requirement 1:

Depletion rate per tree for Bedford Ridge Development.

Explanation

Calculation of Depletion rate per ton:

Firstly we have to determine the cost of the natural resource in order to calculate the depletion rate. The cost of the natural resource includes all costs necessary to get the quarry in use...

To determine

Concept introduction:

Depletion:

When natural resources such as coal, iron ore, oil reserves and mineral etc. are extracted from the earth the company records the cost of extraction to the particular unit of the natural resource that is being extracted and the process of allocating cost according to the usage of natural resource during a specific period is called as depletion.

Requirement 2:

To explain:

Prepare journal entry to record the harvesting of trees for 2019.

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