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Timber marking guidelines to minimize chainsaw felling accidentsAuthor(s): Penn A. Peters; Michael D. Erickson; Curt D. Hassler
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: 563.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionTrees are marked by foresters for retention or harvest to satisfy landowner objectives for timber sale revenues, stand improvement, wildlife habitat, water quality, and aesthetics. Another consideration when marking trees is the safety of the chainsaw feller. Can the tree that has been marked for harvest be felled safely? Will the feller be able to select and control a direction of fall such that the felled tree does not produce a hazardous reaction?
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CitationPeters, Penn A.; Erickson, Michael D.; Hassler, Curt D. 1995. Timber marking guidelines to minimize chainsaw felling accidents. 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: 563.
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