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Observed methods for felling hardwood trees with chain saws

Jerry L. Koger

Observed methods for felling hardwood trees with chain saws

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station in [New Orleans, La.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lumbering.,
  • Tree felling.,
  • Hardwoods.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJerry L. Koger.
    SeriesResearch note SO -- 297.
    ContributionsSouthern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination7 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16004749M

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