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The effect of tree size on the delivered wood cost in Northern Ontario

dc.contributor.advisorPulkki, Reino
dc.contributor.authorParsons, Brett
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-08T15:10:17Z
dc.date.available2020-05-08T15:10:17Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/4623
dc.description.abstractTo determine the effects that tree size has on the delivered wood cost, data was collected from existing literature on: average tree size (m3), average off road transport distance, volume per hectare (m3/ha), logging chance volume (m3) and average long-distance transport of wood in Northern Ontario. These variables were used to create three different modeled scenarios: Current (Extensive) Practices, Natural Regeneration with Thinning and Intensive Plantations. Of the three scenarios the Intensive Plantation had the lowest cost of wood at $39.18/ m3. While the Current (Extensive) scenario was the highest at $49.19/m3. For each a sensitivity analysis was performed on each variable to determine the variable with the most significant impact on the delivered wood cost. Through this it was found that the average long-distance transport distance played the most significant role and was capable of altering the final price by up to $12.04/m3. The average tree size was the second most significant contributing factor and was capable of altering the delivered wood cost by up to $3.82/m3. These results help define the effect intensive silvculture has on tree size and therefore on delivered wood cost.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectDelivered wood costen_US
dc.subjectIntensive silvicultureen_US
dc.subjectExtensive silvicultureen_US
dc.subjectWood transporten_US
dc.subjectEconomics (forestry)en_US
dc.subjectLogging operations (cost)en_US
dc.subjectForest management (Ontario)en_US
dc.subjectHarvesting costs and profitability (Ontario forests)en_US
dc.titleThe effect of tree size on the delivered wood cost in Northern Ontarioen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameHonours Bachelor of Science in Forestryen_US
etd.degree.levelBacheloren_US
etd.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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