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Forest harvesting systems friendly to the environment

Abstract

The trend in forestry practices today in Europe and U.S.A. in general and Scandinavian countries in particular, is towards adapting systems based on landscape planning. Thus common harvesting equipment available on the market will have to be replaced to meet these tough demands. Environmentalists recommend that wood fiber should be harvested either by selection cutting or commercial thinning thus leaving the site undisturbed with no sign of machine traffic. This mandate will preserve ground water quality and assist in soil conservation. However, to meet the pulp and paper as well as saw mill industries demand for wood from this method of cutting (selection or commercial thinning), requires a thorough examination of our harvesting systems and techniques. This paper will discuss present and future machines that are friendly to the environment. Hypothetical designs and improvements of existing machine systems will be addressed and recommendations will be made for future research activities. 75 refs, 8 figs, 1 tab
Authors:
Waesterlund, I; [1]  Hassan, A E [2] 
  1. Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Garpenberg (Sweden)
  2. North Carolina State Univ. Col. of Forest Resources, Raleigh, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1995
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SLU-ST-UPPRLT-277
Reference Number:
SCA: 090800; 095000; PA: SWD-95:007307; EDB-95:122126; NTS-96:000710; ERA-20:025676; SN: 95001443721
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1995
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; HARVESTING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FORESTS; FORESTRY; EQUIPMENT; BIOMASS; MATERIALS HANDLING
OSTI ID:
94583
Research Organizations:
Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Garpenberg (Sweden). Dept. of Operational Efficiency
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0282-2377; Other: ON: DE95796344; TRN: SE9507307
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE95796344
Submitting Site:
SWD
Size:
35 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Waesterlund, I, and Hassan, A E. Forest harvesting systems friendly to the environment. Sweden: N. p., 1995. Web.
Waesterlund, I, & Hassan, A E. Forest harvesting systems friendly to the environment. Sweden.
Waesterlund, I, and Hassan, A E. 1995. "Forest harvesting systems friendly to the environment." Sweden.
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title = {Forest harvesting systems friendly to the environment}
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abstractNote = {The trend in forestry practices today in Europe and U.S.A. in general and Scandinavian countries in particular, is towards adapting systems based on landscape planning. Thus common harvesting equipment available on the market will have to be replaced to meet these tough demands. Environmentalists recommend that wood fiber should be harvested either by selection cutting or commercial thinning thus leaving the site undisturbed with no sign of machine traffic. This mandate will preserve ground water quality and assist in soil conservation. However, to meet the pulp and paper as well as saw mill industries demand for wood from this method of cutting (selection or commercial thinning), requires a thorough examination of our harvesting systems and techniques. This paper will discuss present and future machines that are friendly to the environment. Hypothetical designs and improvements of existing machine systems will be addressed and recommendations will be made for future research activities. 75 refs, 8 figs, 1 tab}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1995}
month = {Sep}
}