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Ecological Technologies for Small-Diameter Tree HarvestingAuthor(s): Bryce J. Stokes; John F. Klepac
Source: Proceedings of Forest Management Into the Next Century: What Will Make it Work?, Nov. 19-21, 1997
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionProduction, costs, and merchantable chip recovery values were developed for a tree-length, flail/chip, and cut-to-length system. The systems were evaluated for three representative stands: early thinning, late thinning, and a clearcut. A sensitivity analysis was completed for the three systems over a range of tree diameters. Recovery was affected by stand type and by system. Tree-length wood had the least cost to the digester and cut-to-length wood had the highest cost. All systems were sensitive to tree diameter.
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CitationStokes, Bryce J.; Klepac, John F. 1997. Ecological Technologies for Small-Diameter Tree Harvesting. Proceedings of Forest Management Into the Next Century: What Will Make it Work?, Nov. 19-21, 1997
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