Harvesting efficiency: a historical perspective
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Vernon W. Meyer
Publication Year: 1981

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  • harvesting
  • logging
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ANNOTATION: This paper briefly describes the history of the logging industry in the United States. Specifically, harvesting technology and methods are discussed. Many significant and far-reaching changes have taken place in the logging industry since its inception in the mid-17th century. But technological advances aimed at improved timber utilization have not come about quickly. It has been an incremental and continuous process.

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Meyer, Vernon W. 1981. Harvesting efficiency: A historical perspective. Pages 67-76 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 GTR-INT-110. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.