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Tractor-logging costs and production in old-growth redwood forestsAuthor(s): Kenneth N. Boe
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-8. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 16 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionA cost accounting analysis of full-scale logging operations in old-growth redwood during 2 years revealed that it cost $12.24 per M bd. ft. (gross Scribner log scale) to get logs on trucks. Road development costs averaged another $5.19 per M bd. ft. Felling-bucking production was calculated by average tree d.b.h. Both skidding and loading outputs per hour were determined by average log volume for a landing area and for a short time period. Costs of logging were highest on shelterwood, and lowest and about equal on the selection and clear cuttings.
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CitationBoe, Kenneth N. 1963. Tractor-logging costs and production in old-growth redwood forests. Res. Paper PSW-RP-8. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 16 p
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