Residue characteristics in the northern Rocky Mountains
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Robert E. Benson; Joyce A. Schlieter
Publication Year: 1981

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  • forest residue
  • logging residue
  • utilization
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Record Last Modified: December 2, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 7527


ANNOTATION: In the northern Rocky Mountains, 350-450 million cubic feet (9.9 to 12.7 million cubic meters) of logging residue is generated each year. Up to 60 percent of the residue material is technologically suitable for wood products, but condition, size and product potential vary among forest types. Other factors which influence residue utilization are level of harvest, trends in wood processing, industrial uses and economic conditions.

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Benson, Robert E.; Schlieter, Joyce A. 1981. Residue characteristics in the northern Rocky Mountains. Pages 33-43 In: Harvesting and Utilization Opportunities for Forest Residues in the Northern Rocky Mountains: Symposium Proceedings, November 28-30, 1979, Missoula, MT. General Technical Report INT-GTR-110. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.