Construction of Low Cost Pulpwood Roads

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Do you know how to lay out and construct logging roads, "the simplest type of road that will serve the purpose" and one that "must be paid for by the tangible forest products currently removed?" The author describes the process for his company and points out that industrial foresters must be quick to recognize the economic advantage of trucks and tractors in reducing the cost of moving pulpwood from the woods to the mill. Still another development recognized and used by the author in determining prospective road location is aerial pictures which proved especially helpful in logging ice and glaze damaged timbered areas. Road construction methods and costs should set a challenging level for others engaged in similar work.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Armstrong Forest Company

Publication date: November 1, 1941

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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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