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Harvesting Factors Affecting Financial Feasibility of Thinning in Southwestern Idaho

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Abstract:

The financial feasibility of thinning in southwestern Idaho is not well established. A logging cost model, LOG-COST, was developed to estimate harvesting costs for seven major tree species. The financial feasibility of thinning depends heavily on species, tree size, skidding or yarding method, topography, and truck transport distance. In order to provide financially feasible thinnings, biologically similar stands may have to be managed quite differently if truck transport distance or terrain vary significantly. West. J. Appl. For. 2(4):105-110, October 1987.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forest Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Publication date: October 1, 1987

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Western Journal of Applied Forestry covers the western United States, including Alaska, and western Canada; WJAF will also consider manuscripts reporting research in northern Mexico that has potential application in the southwestern United States.
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