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Using a Chainsaw to Control Brush

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When chainsaws were used to control brush on small tracts in the Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon, 56 percent of suppressed conifer seedlings were released but about one-third of these were damaged from saws, piled slash, or trampling by workers. Worker production was one-fifth that obtained for precommercial thinning, a similar operation. The slash created an extreme fire hazard.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester 1 with the Josephine County Forestry Department, Oregon

Publication date: August 1, 1978

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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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