Harvesting small stems - A southern USA perspective
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): William F. Watson; Bryce J. Stokes
Editor(s): Bryce J. Stokes
Publication Year: 1989

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  • forest biomass
  • harvesting
  • small diameter timber
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ANNOTATION: Operations that harvest small stems using conventional equipment are discussed. A typical operation consists of rubber-tired feller-bunchers with shear heads, rubber-tired grapple skidders, and in-woods chippers. These systems harvest the small stems either in a pre-harvest, post-harvest, or integrated-harvest method. This unused forest biomass offered forest products firms an easy substitute for the fossil fuels being utilized at that time.

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Watson, William F.; Stokes, Bryce J. 1989. Harvesting small stems - A southern USA perspective. Pages 131-139 In: Stokes, Bryce J. (ed.). Proceedings of the International Energy Agency, Task VI, Activity 3 Symposium, 'Harvesting Small Trees and Forest Residues'; 1989 Jun. 5-7; Auburn, AL. USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station.