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Felling and skidding cost estimates for thinnings to reduce gypsy moth impactsAuthor(s): Michael D. Erickson; Curt C. Hassler; Chris B. LeDoux
Source: In: McNeel, J. F.; Andersson, Bjorn, eds. Forestry operations in the 1990's; challenges and solutions, Proceedings of the 14th annual meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering, July 22-25, 1991: Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA. 105-110.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe gypsy moth is a serious threat to the hardwood forests of the eastern United States. Although chemical treatments currently exist which can be used to help control the impacts of the moth, silvicultural control measures are just now being proposed and tested. Felling and skidding cost estimates for harvesting merchantable timber under two such proposed silvicultural thinning treatments are reported. Costs for felling the nonmerchantable component of the thinnings in order to achieve treatment objectives are also discussed.
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CitationErickson, Michael D.; Hassler, Curt C.; LeDoux, Chris B. 1991. Felling and skidding cost estimates for thinnings to reduce gypsy moth impacts. In: McNeel, J. F.; Andersson, Bjorn, eds. Forestry operations in the 1990''s; challenges and solutions, Proceedings of the 14th annual meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering, July 22-25, 1991: Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA. 105-110.
KeywordsHarvesting costs, productivity, gypsy moth
- Silvicultural treatments and logging costs for minimizing gypsy moth impacts
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- The use of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki for managing gypsy moth populations under the Slow the Spread Program, 1996-2010, relative to the distributional range of threatened and endangered species
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