Forestry and Natural Resources

Factors Influencing Productivity and Cost in Whole-Tree Harvesting System

Publication Date

Summer 7-10-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1079


There are many factors that affect the productivity and cost of the fully mechanized whole tree harvesting system. Landowners must be very careful while selecting harvesting stand, harvesting machine, silvicultural prescription, and operators as well as before making any other harvesting decision. Landowners, foresters, and loggers need to understand and be aware of how a small change in each of the affecting factors can impact on the landowners’ profit.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Land Owners