Tools and Labor Requirements for Pruning Longleaf Pine
Abstract:In order to produce a reasonable percentage of clear lumber on a short rotation in open stands of longleaf pine, artificial pruning often will be required. In the following article the author describes the efficiency of various tools, methods, costs, and the results of pruning open-grown, second-growth saplings, and small poles. Data are given which are useful in estimating pruning costs to be balanced against probable increases in the values of sawlogs or other products as a result of increasing the proportion of clear material.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Southern Forest Experiment Station
Publication date: April 1, 1937
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