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    Author(s): Frank E. Biltonen; Wiliam A. Hillstrom; Helmuth M. Steinhilb; Richard M. Godman
    Date: 1976
    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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    Description

    Describes 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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    Citation

    Biltonen, 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

    Keywords

    timber stand improvement, field chipping, productivity, logging costs, chain saw felling

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