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Spacing of Roads and Landings to Minimize Timber Harvest Cost

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This paper presents a direct method, easier than that developed by Matthews (1942), to determine optimum road spacing and optimum landing spacing that will minimize timber harvest cost. A comparison of the two methods shows Matthews' method gives slightly inaccurate results when landing costs are significant. A necessary condition for minimum cost is that variable yarding costs equal road costs plus twice the landing costs. Forest Sci. 24:209-217.

Keywords: Logging; forest engineering; timber production

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Engineering, School of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Publication date: June 1, 1978

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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.
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