Analysis of small-diameter wood supply in northern Arizona
Document Type: Report
Author(s): H. M. Hampton; Steven E. Sesnie; Brett G. Dickson; Jill M. Rundall; Thomas D. Sisk; Gary B. Snider; John D. Bailey
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • northern Arizona
  • ponderosa pine restoration
  • small diameter timber
  • thinning treatments
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Record Last Modified: November 12, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 7581


ANNOTATION: This report looks at how forest products businesses are likely to play a key role in achieving forest management activities to restore fire-adapted ponderosa pine ecosystems in northern Arizona by reducing treatment costs and providing economic opportunities through harvesting, processing, and selling wood products. A 20-member working group was put together to identify a level of forest thinning treatments as well as potential wood supply from restoration byproducts in Northern Arizona. Study participants developed up-to-date remote sensing-based forest structure data layers to inform the development of treatment scenarios, and to estimate wood volume. If mechanical thinning occurred on 41% of the landscape analyzed, a total of 850 million cubic feet of wood byproducts from tree boles alone and an additional 8.0 million green tons from branches and other tree crown biomass would be available.

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Hampton, Haydee M.; Sesnie, Steven E.; Dickson, Brett G.; Rundall, Jill M.; Sisk, Thomas D.; Snider, Gary B.; Bailey, John D. 2008. Analysis of small-diameter wood supply in northern Arizona. Forest Ecosystem Restoration Analysis Project. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University, Center for Environmental Sciences and Education. 210 p.