Title

Comparative analysis of on-site free-hand chainsaw milling and fixed site mini-bandsaw milling of smallholder timber

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Cedamon, ED, Harrison, S & Herbohn, J 2013, 'Comparative analysis of on-site free-hand chainsaw milling and fixed site mini-bandsaw milling of smallholder timber', Small-scale Forestry, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 389-401.

Published version available from:

http://doi.org/10.1007/s11842-012-9218-y

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Sawing trials were conducted to determine the green-off sawn (GOS) timber recovery rates of chainsaw milling and mini-bandsaw milling and determine the potential returns from timber sales (stumpage value) of smallholder tree farmers in the Philippines. The GOS recovery rate of 52 % for fixed site mini-bandsaw mills was found to be significantly higher than that of on-site chainsaw milling (39 %). It was further found that when hauling distance from barangay to customers exceeds 13 km, chainsaw milling generates higher revenue due to the lower transport cost of sawn timber.