Consequences of not planning a timber harvest properly
sporadic and inefficient - wasted time backtracking.
Too much time and
money spent making repairs to unintended problems.
forest soil due to poor planning
Problems on logging
sites compel community officials to restrict or regulate
Limits to future access for
hiking, hunting, and recreation due to degraded forest conditions.
of logger intentions and capability.
and mistakes lead to a poor reputation among other timber industry
personnel and dissatisfied landowners.
stories criticizing all loggers.
can provoke review and fines from Environmental Conservation officers.
Unplanned skid trails
can add up to 50% more forest land impacted by skidding.
Degrades the post-harvest
condition of forest soils.
Trees more susceptible
to disease, insect, and deer damage.
of seedlings and saplings.
erosion on straight forest road
to storm damage.