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Title: Tractor-logging costs and production in old-growth redwood forests
Author: Boe, Kenneth N.
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-8. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 16 p
Station ID: RP-PSW-008
Description: A cost accounting analysis of full-scale logging operations in old-growth redwood during 2 years revealed that it cost $12.24 per M bd. ft. (gross Scribner log scale) to get logs on trucks. Road development costs averaged another $5.19 per M bd. ft. Felling-bucking production was calculated by average tree d.b.h. Both skidding and loading outputs per hour were determined by average log volume for a landing area and for a short time period. Costs of logging were highest on shelterwood, and lowest and about equal on the selection and clear cuttings.
Key Words: Sequoia sempervirens
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Boe, Kenneth N. 1963. Tractor-logging costs and production in old-growth redwood forests Res. Paper PSW-RP-8. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 16 p.
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