Cost of thinning 50-year-old Douglas-fir for pulpwood at Voight Creek experimental forest

by Norman P. Worthington

Publisher: Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service in Portland, Or

Written in English
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  • Douglas fir -- Thinning -- Washington (State) -- Pierce County.,
  • Forest thinning -- Oregon -- Washington (State) -- Pierce County.,
  • Forest management -- Washington (State) -- Pierce County.

Edition Notes

Statementby Norman P. Worthington.
SeriesResearch note / Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiemnt Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service -- no. 215., Research notes (Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.)) -- no. 215.
ContributionsPacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.)
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Pagination4 p. :
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Cost of thinning 50-year-old Douglas-fir for pulpwood at Voight Creek experimental forest by Norman P. Worthington Download PDF EPUB FB2

Analyses of time and cost data gathered on the Voight Creek Ex- perimental ~orestL/ from six thinnings in a year-old stand of Douglas -fir showed that average skidding distance and diameter of average tree cut were the chief factors affecting the production time in thinning these pulpwood stands, Cut per acre had negligible influence.

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Douglas fir seedlings thrive in an open, sunny environment. Thinning is usually in the 8 to foot spacing or so, but you should remember you want the tree limbs to be touching each other to keep out the sunlight that will allow the weeds to grow.

In the early stages, I'd err to the side of caution and not get carried-away with removing trees.