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    Author(s): Bruce R. Hartsough; Xiaoshan Zhang; Roger D. Fight
    Date: 2001
    Source: Forest Products Journal. 51(4): 54-61
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    Realistic logging cost models are needed for long-term forest management planning. Data from numerous published studies were combined to estimate the costs of harvesting small trees in natural stands in the Interior Northwest of North America. Six harvesting systems were modeled. Four address gentle terrain: manual log-length, manual whole-tree, mechanized whole-tree, and mechanized cut-to-length systems. Two cable systems were included for steeper terrain: manual log-length and mechanized cut-to-length systems. A stand-alone program incorporating all the relationships is available.

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    Hartsough, Bruce R.; Zhang, Xiaoshan; Fight, Roger D. 2001. Harvesting cost model for small trees in natural stands in the interior northwest. Forest Products Journal. 51(4): 54-61

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