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    Author(s): Chris B. LeDoux; B. Gopalakrishnan; K. Lankalapalli
    Date: 1995
    Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 474-480
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Description

    An expert system, FOREX, was developed to access the data from the database management provided by MANAGE. For a specific site index, the user of FOREX can obtain information on present net worth, optimal thinning entry timing, optimal stand rotation age, diameter at breast height, volume by grade and value of the trees harvested, and based on the cable yarder used, the average slope yarding distance, truck class, road class, log-bucking methods, and the number of thinnings desired. This paper describes FOREX, which is valuable to forest managers, planners, loggers, and landowners, planning to harvest even-aged upland oak stands located on steep terrain.

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    Citation

    LeDoux, Chris B.; Gopalakrishnan, B.; Lankalapalli, K. 1995. FOREX - an expert system for managing even-aged upland oak forests on steep terrain. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 474-480

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