The effects of harvesting on timber quality

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Timber harvesting as well as timber quality are defined and discussed. The effects of harvesting on timber quality are identified for each activity in the harvesting process, namely: felling, skidding, further conversion, transport and storage. The causes of damage to timber for each activity are outlined and remedies are suggested with applications for both management and the labour force. Future trends and developments in harvesting in avoiding detrimental effects to timber quality are outlined with special emphasis on the conservation of the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalSouth African Forestry Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes


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