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Damage to Residual Trees after Cable Logging in Northern Hardwoods

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Damage to residual trees after cable logging was observed in two northern hardwood stands in Pennsylvania. In the first stand, primarily red maple and black cherry, only 8% (by basal area) sustained major damage. Felling was the major source of damage, as the amount due to yarding was negligible. The second stand, a mix of red maple, red oak, and black birch, sustained 10% major damage. The results were similar to observations made in West Virginia, and support the effort to use cable yarding for partial cuts in hardwood stands. North J. Appl. For. 8(1):15-17

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University, 208 Ferguson Building, University Park, PA 16802

Publication date: 1991-03-01

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