US Forest Service Woody Biomass Utilization

Woody Biomass Utilization

Deschutes National Forest and Bureau of Land Management

Bend, Oregon

Three separate forest residue (slash) bundling demonstrations took place in central Oregon from September 15 through 26, 3003. The demonstrations took place in ponderosa and lodgepole pine stands located near LaPine, Oregon. Bundling occurred in pre-commercial thinning slash and slash piles from tree length harvesting. Utilization of bundles occurred at the Warm Springs Indian Reservation Tribal Mill as fuel for cogeneration of electricity. Other potential uses included road closure barriers, fish structures, stream stabilizers, erosion control sediment catches around roads and burn areas, waddles, and micro supplies of art material.

Picture of a lodgepole pine stand near La Pine, Oregon, precommercially thinned by hand-felling.
A lodgepole pine stand near La Pine, Oregon, precommercially thinned by hand-felling. Slash bundling was successful o this small, whole lodgepole pine material.
Picture of John Deere 1490D bundling whole dry and green western juniper.
The John Deere 1490D "Slash Bundler" effectively bundled whole dry and green western juniper.
Picture of a site on the Crooked River National Grassland showing hand-felled trees.
A site on the Crooked River National Grassland was restored by hand-felling western juniper to release other shrubs and grasses.
Picture of bundled material in the forground, and the slash bundler in operation in the background.
Needles and fine stems remain on-site with the bundling of green slash, almost as well as the bundling of dry slash.
Picture of attendees watching the slash bundling operaion on a rangelands restoration demonstration site.
A series of three different slash bundling demonstrations were conducted. All demonstrations were well-attended. This picture shows a rangelands restoration demonstration.
Picture of the plant at Warm Springs Forest Products Industries, displaying the ground material.
Juniper bundles were transported to the Warm Springs Forest Products Industries for grinding and burning tests.

Contact

Cindy Glick
Email: cglick@fs.fed.us
Telephone: (541) 383-5495

US Forest Service
Woody Biomass Utilization Team
Sidney R.Yates Federal Building
3rd Floor Southwest
201 14th Street, S.W. at Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250

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