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Impacts on soils and residual trees from cut-to-length thinning operations in California's redwood forests

Publications Posted on: December 12, 2017
Cut-to-length (CTL) harvest systems have recently been introduced for thinning third-growth, young (

Net energy output from harvesting small-diameter trees using a mechanized system

Publications Posted on: September 25, 2008
What amount of extra energy can be generated after subtracting the total energy consumed to produce the biomass energy? Knowing the ratio between energy output and input is a valid question when highly mechanized systems that consume fossil fuels are used to harvest and transport forest biomass for energy. We estimated the net energy generated from mechanical fuel reduction thinning treatments on pure ponderosa pine stands in Arizona.