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Silvicultural treatments and logging costs for minimizing gypsy moth impacts

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Erickson, Michael D.; Hassler, Curt C.; LeDoux, Chris B.

Year Published

1991

Publication

In: The 1991 international winter meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, December 17-20, 1991: Chicago, IL: St. Joseph, MI: 1-15.

Abstract

Gypsy moth defoliation is a serious threat to eastern hardwood forests. Felling and skidding costs for harvesting timber in silvicultural thinnings designed to reduce the impacts of the moth were evaluated. Cost of felling the nonmerchantable component of the thinnings to achieve treatment objectives are reported, along with a discussion of the economic feasibility of treatment application.

Keywords

Timber harvesting, skidders, chain saws, production, gypsy moth

Citation

Erickson, Michael D.; Hassler, Curt C.; LeDoux, Chris B. 1991. Silvicultural treatments and logging costs for minimizing gypsy moth impacts. In: The 1991 international winter meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, December 17-20, 1991: Chicago, IL: St. Joseph, MI: 1-15.

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