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Costs of harvesting beetle-milled lodgepole pine in eastern Oregon
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Peter J. Ince; John W. Henley; John B. Grantham; Douglas L. Hunt
Publication Year: 1984

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  • energy
  • forest products
  • insect damage
  • lodgepole pine
  • logging enterprise costs
  • MPB - mountain pine beetle
  • Oregon
  • wood utilization
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Record Last Modified: November 12, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 7679

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ANNOTATION: The cost of harvesting and recovering round wood logs and whole-tree chips from small diameter lodgepole pine infested by mountain pine beetle was studied in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon in 1979. The average cost of producing chips was $31.30 per ton, wet, delivered 50 miles from harvest sites. A gross energy balance indicates that energy required by harvesting was about 3.4 percent of the gross energy content of the delivered products. ABSTRACT: The cost of harvesting and recovering round wood logs and whole-tree chips from small diameter lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) infested by mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus sp.) was studied in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon in 1979. Mechanized harvest operations were conducted on six study sites totaling 134 acres. The average cost of producing chips was $31.30 per ton, wet, delivered 50 miles from harvest sites. The average cost of logs was $50.28 per ton, wet, delivered the same distance. A gross energy balance indicates that energy required by harvesting was about 3.4 percent of the gross energy content of the delivered products.

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Ince, Peter J.; Henley, John W.; Grantham, John B.; Hunt, Douglas L. 1984. Costs of harvesting beetle-milled lodgepole pine in eastern Oregon. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-165. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 32 p.