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Title: Small-diameter utilization issues and opportunities

Author: Dramm, John Rusty;

Date: 1999

Source: Conference proceedings : Wood Technology Clinic & Show ... Portland, Oregon, USA, March 24-26, 1999. [San Francisco] : Wood Technology, [1999?]: pages 30-38.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: This presentation provides a thought-provoking look at options for utilizing small- diameter wood to help reduce the widespread risk of catastrophic wildfire throughout the West while providing economic recovery of timber-depressed communities and sustaining viable forest products industry. Potentially viable utilization and marketing options are explored and current Forest Service small-diameter utilization research and technology transfer efforts are discussed. Specific points include effective utilization and marketing of underutilized and small-diameter material and evaluating potential investments in small-diameter utilization. Several critical factors are considered for successful business ventures for using small-diameter material. The scope of this work is applicable to a wide range of options-from traditional wood products to small niche markets and value-added opportunities.

Keywords: Biomass, utilization, sustainable forestry, value added, forest products, economic aspects, forest products industry, fuel reduction, wildfire prevention, softwoods, West, market surveys, marketing, rural development, small timbers, smallwood

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Dramm, John Rusty 1999. Small-diameter utilization issues and opportunities. Conference proceedings : Wood Technology Clinic & Show ... Portland, Oregon, USA, March 24-26, 1999. [San Francisco] : Wood Technology, [1999?]: pages 30-38.


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