Harvesting Operations in the Tropics

Harvesting Operations in the Tropics

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This 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. Numerical examples are provided to provide clarity for interpreting graphs, procedures, and formulas.Bark can be most easily removed from the wood during the sap season. ... used for manual debarking, especially in the sap season in peeling certain wood species, particularly hardwood. ... by a trained worker with a barking spud under favorable conditions is 50 m2 of bark surface removed in one effective work hour.

Title:Harvesting Operations in the Tropics
Author:John Sessions
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-01-20


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