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Issues and Opportunities for Salvaging Storm Damaged Wood
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2021 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting 2101231.(doi:10.13031/aim.202101231)
Authors: Dana Mitchell, Mathew Smidt, Tim McDonald, Tom Elder
Keywords: damage class, dry storage, hurricane, pellets, salvage logging, storm damaged timber, tornado
Mills are not equipped to take this additional volume. Storm damaged wood deteriorates quickly, and landowners are forced to sell their sawtimber at pulpwood prices just to prepare their land for replanting. This project will explore opportunities to extend the time window of salvaging storm damaged wood using a variety of in-woods storage techniques. Wood characteristics of stored wood will be analyzed for use in both traditional and biomass products. The benefits of this project would potentially extend the time window for marketing downed timber.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)