A Second Look at Cable Logging in the Appalachians
Authors: Gibson, Harry G.; Biller, Cleveland J.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 73, Number 10, 1 October 1975 , pp. 649-653(5)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Cable logging, once used extensively in the Appalachians, is being re-examined to see if smaller, more mobile systems can help solve some of the timber-management problems on steep slopes. A small Austrian skyline was tested in West Virginia to determine its feasibility for harvesting eastern hardwoods. The short-term test included both selection and clearcut harvesting. Both yarding costs and environmental effects were analyzed.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Mechanical Engineer, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Morgantown, West Virginia
Publication date: October 1, 1975
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