US Forest Service Woody Biomass Utilization
Eldorado National Forest
Georgetown Ranger District, California
A field demonstration of a unique piece of equipment was conducted on September 10, 2003, on the Georgetown Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest. The demonstration was sponsored by the Eldorado National Forest and the John Deere Corporation. The John Deere 1490D slash bundler collects, compresses, and bundles thinning slash and logging residues for effective and economical transport to a co-generation plant for energy production. The machine was tested on eight different sites in four western states. Each project site involved pretreatment measurements, elemental production study, post treatment measurement of effects, and technology transfer through "field day" demonstrations.
Tim Dabney, Georgetown Ranger District Ranger - Primary Media/Public Contact
Bob Rummer, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station Project Leader
US Forest Service
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