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Timber Harvesting Options for Woodland Owners

Guides owners of small woodlands in choosing harvest options most appropriate for their timber and property characteristics. Factors discussed include: timber size and volume/acre, site topography, production potential, cost of production, road access, stream protection, site disturbance, and availability of contractors. Compares aspects of several timber yarding systems: farm tractor, crawler tractor, wheeled skidder, excavator, mechanical harvester, horse, large and small cable systems, and helicopter.

EC 1582    Published August 2006    7 pages
Reviewed:
August 2017