Harvesting Operations in the Tropics

Harvesting Operations in the Tropics

by John Sessions (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007)

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The book brings together information on harvest methods, system productivity, and methods for conducting safe, efficient, and environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of harvest operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. The book is a reference for those interested in planning and management of tropical forests. Numerical examples are provided to provide clarity for interpreting graphs, procedures, and formulas. The book covers harvest systems from planning for felling to log transport from the forest, and concludes with considerations in selecting the appropriate harvesting technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642079764
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Series: Tropical Forestry
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Sessions is University Distinguished Professor and Stewart Professor of Forest Engineering at Oregon State University. His forestry career spans five decades, forest operations on five continents, including experience in each of the main tropical forest regions. He has demonstrated logging methods in Jamaica, was harvesting manager in the Amazon, conducted reduced impact logging evaluations in Malaysia, transportation planning workshops in Africa and logging feasibility studies throughout tropical Latin America from Costa Rica and Colombia to northwest Argentina. He is joined by coauthors who have a combined experience in more than 60 countries.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Planning.- 3 Organization, Administration, and Labor Productivity.- 4 Felling.- 5 Animal Skidding.- 6 Ground-Based Mechanized Skidding and Forwarding.- 7 Cable and Helicopter Yarding Systems.- 8 Loading.-9 Transport.- 10 Appropriate Harvesting Technology.- 11 Concluding Comments.- References

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