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Silvicultural treatments and logging costs for minimizing gypsy moth impactsAuthor(s): Michael D. Erickson; Curt C. Hassler; Chris B. LeDoux
Source: In: The 1991 international winter meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, December 17-20, 1991: Chicago, IL: St. Joseph, MI: 1-15.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionGypsy moth defoliation is a serious threat to eastern hardwood forests. Felling and skidding costs for harvesting timber in silvicultural thinnings designed to reduce the impacts of the moth were evaluated. Cost of felling the nonmerchantable component of the thinnings to achieve treatment objectives are reported, along with a discussion of the economic feasibility of treatment application.
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CitationErickson, Michael D.; Hassler, Curt C.; LeDoux, Chris B. 1991. Silvicultural treatments and logging costs for minimizing gypsy moth impacts. In: The 1991 international winter meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, December 17-20, 1991: Chicago, IL: St. Joseph, MI: 1-15.
KeywordsTimber harvesting, skidders, chain saws, production, gypsy moth
- Felling and skidding cost estimates for thinnings to reduce gypsy moth impacts
- Does thinning affect gypsy moth dynamics?
- The effects of silvicultural thinning and Lymantria dispar L. defoliation on wood volume growth of Quercus spp.
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