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Breakage Reduction in Felling Redwood

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Breakage in the felling of redwood often reaches and sometimes exceeds 20 per cent of the sound merchantable tree contents. It can be reduced by preparing layouts, by felling in more than one round, and preventing the crossing of timber. Where these precautions have been taken good crews have cut breakage to nnder 5 per cent.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of California

Publication date: April 1, 1938

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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