Skip to Main Content
Cost of thinning 50-year-old Douglas-fir for pulpwood at Voight Creek Experimental Forest.Author(s): Norman P. Worthington
Source: PNW Old Series Research Note No. 215, p. 1-4
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
PDF: View PDF (200 KB)
DescriptionAnalyses of time and cost data gathered on the Voight Creek Experimental Forest from six thinnings in a 50-year-old stand of Douglas-fir showed that average skidding distance and diameter of average tree cut were the chief factors affecting the production time in thinning these pulpwood stands. Cut per acre had negligible influence. Contractors' production efficiency over a 3-year period averaged 2.65 man-hours per cord. Delivered-to-plant harvesting costs totaled $16.37 per cord of pulpwood, including allowances for landowner's expense.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationWorthington, Norman P. 1961. Cost of thinning 50-year-old Douglas-fir for pulpwood at Voight Creek Experimental Forest. PNW Old Series Research Note No. 215, p. 1-4
- Costs, yields, and revenues associated with thinning and clearcutting 60-year-old cherry-maple stands
- Clearcut harvesting costs and production rates for young-growth mixed-conifer stands
- Impact of Sustainable Forest Management on Harvest, Growth, and Regeneration of Southern Pine in the Piedmont After 5 Years of Monitoring
XML: View XML