- Milmine, Charles E.
University of Maine Graduate School
Information on timber harvesting systems in operation is disseminated by two methods: (1) written description in periodicals and books, and (2) verbal instruction. A review of these descriptive methods showed a wide variation in depth and breadth of coverage. A uniform Descriptive Method was designed for use in describing timber harvesting systems. Use of the Descriptive Method involved separating the harvesting system into its component part's and describing each part. First the limits and restrictions of the system were characterized. Then the production activities from the standing tree to the final product were described. The descriptions of the harvesting systems are prepared for publication in a four-page folio with a uniform layout. It, is suggested that the folio be circulated to forestry schools and to practicing foresters in order to encourage the exchange of information and ideas, and to advanced harvesting technology.