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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 402-406
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.402.406
 
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Post-Fire Salvage Logging for Fire-Killed Brutian Pine (Pinus brutia) Trees

Abdullah Emin Akay, Orhan Erdas Mehmet Kanat and Ahmet Tutus

Abstract:
The volume and economic value of the fire-killed and fire-damaged timber can dramatically decrease due to the impacts of deterioration agents after fire. Insect and stain fungi damages cause significant reductions in economic value of timber especially in the first year after fire. The fire-killed and fire-damaged trees should be quickly extracted to recover their economic values. The logging cost is the main factor that affects the net value of the trees after fire. Therefore, logging system should be carefully planned to maximize the net value recovered from the fire-killed and fire-damaged trees. In this study, the cost efficiency of ground-based logging systems in extracting fire-killed and fire-damaged trees was analyzed in a partially burned Brutian Pine (Pinus brutia) forest, located in Kahramanmaras. Besides, to select the optimum skidding distance with minimum logging costs, the logging systems were examined with respect to various skidding distances and associated forest road lengths.
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Abdullah Emin Akay, Orhan Erdas Mehmet Kanat and Ahmet Tutus, 2007. Post-Fire Salvage Logging for Fire-Killed Brutian Pine (Pinus brutia) Trees. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 402-406.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.402.406

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.402.406

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