Alternate biomass harvesting systems using conventional equipment
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Bryce J. Stokes; William F. Watson; I. W. Savelle
Editor(s): Joseph R. Saucier
Publication Year: 1985

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ANNOTATION: Three harvesting methods were field tested in two stand types. Costs and stand utilization rates were developed for a conventional harvesting system, without energy wood recovery; a two-pass roundwood and energy wood system; and a one-pass system that harvests roundwood and energy wood. The systems harvested 20-acre test blocks in two pine pulpwood plantations and in a natural pine sawtimber stand. The one-pass method resulted in the least cost and better utilization of biomass residue.

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Stokes, Bryce J.; Watson, William F.; Savelle, I. Winston. 1985. Alternate biomass harvesting systems using conventional equipment. Pages 111-114 In: Saucier, Joseph R. (ed.). Proceedings of the 1984 Southern Forest Biomass Workshop; 1984 June 5-7; Athens, GA. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service.