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A Line Intersect Technique for Assessing Logging Waste

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Abstract:

A line sampling technique has been evolved for the assessment of logging waste remaining after clearfelling operations. The method was developed to obtain economically acceptable estimates of volume by reducing the amount of measurement of waste pieces required by conventional plot sampling. The method is described and the underlying theory presented. Its applicability is illustrated by the results of field trials carried out in the Kaingaroa State Forest, New Zealand, in connection with the sale of Pinus radiata to a large integrated pulp and paper plant.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: New Zealand Forest Service, Whakarewarewa, N.Z.

Publication date: 1964-09-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

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