Skip to Main Content
Users guide for STHARVEST: software to estimate the cost of harvesting small timber.Author(s): Roger D. Fight; Xiaoshan Zhang; Bruce R. Hartsough
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-582. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 12 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
View PDF (1.25 MB)
DescriptionThe STHARVEST computer application is Windows-based, public-domain software used to estimate costs for harvesting small-diameter stands or the small-diameter component of a mixed-sized stand. The equipment production rates were developed from existing studies. Equipment operating cost rates were based on November 1998 prices for new equipment and wage rates for the Pacific Northwest. There are four ground-based and two cable harvesting systems. Harvesting costs can be estimated for both clearcutting and partial cutting for an average tree size ranging from 1 to 80 or 150 cubic feet depending on the system selected. Cost estimates are in U.S. dollars per 100 cubic feet or per green ton.
- 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.
CitationFight, Roger D.; Zhang, Xiaoshan; Hartsough, Bruce R. 2003. Users guide for STHARVEST: software to estimate the cost of harvesting small timber. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-582. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 12 p
KeywordsCost (logging), logging economics, timber management planning, software, simulation
- Users guide for FRCS: fuel reduction cost simulator software.
- Harvesting costs for management planning for ponderosa pine plantations.
- Cost and productivity of new technology for harvesting and in-woods processing small-diameter trees.
XML: View XML