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Mechanized thinning of northern hardwood pole stands: methods and economics.Author(s): Frank E. Biltonen; Wiliam A. Hillstrom; Helmuth M. Steinhilb; Richard M. Godman
Source: Research Paper NC-137. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionDescribes a study of various thinning treatments in northern hardwood pole stands, using mechanized felling, skidding, and field chipping, as well as chain saw felling. Cost analyses showed that a profit can be made although it is less than can be made with clearcutting.
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CitationBiltonen, Frank E.; Hillstrom, Wiliam A.; Steinhilb, Helmuth M.; Godman, Richard M. 1976. Mechanized thinning of northern hardwood pole stands: methods and economics. Research Paper NC-137. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordstimber stand improvement, field chipping, productivity, logging costs, chain saw felling
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