Evaluating in-woods chipping feasibility
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): G. R. Sampson
Publication Year: 1981

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  • logging
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ANNOTATION: This paper presents an evaluation of the test results and uses the results to predict the future of in-woods chipping Economic analysis of data from a demonstration test showed that in-woods debarking-chipping was only marginally competitive with conventional methods of harvesting roundwood for pulp chips. The future for in-woods chipping appears to be whole tree chipping. Cost of delivered chips may not be much different from conventional roundwood systems unless credits are taken for increased utilization and slash disposal.

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Sampson, George R. 1981. Evaluating in-woods chipping feasibility. Pages 159-167 In: Harvesting and utilization opportunities for forest residues in the northern Rocky Mountains: Symposium Proceedings 1979; November 28-30, 1979, Missoula, MT. General Technical Report INT-GTR-110. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.