Year 2016, Volume 2 , Issue 1, Pages 48 - 53 2016-11-18

Helicopter Logging Method for Reduced Impact Timber Harvesting Operations*

Abdullah E. Akay [1] , Ebru Bilici [2]


Traditional timber harvesting methods can result in serious impacts on vegetation structures, soil properties, and biodiversity in forested areas. Helicopter logging provides important advantages of implementing environmentally friendly harvesting techniques. However, the cost of helicopter logging can be much higher than that of ground-based logging due to high equipment costs, maintenance costs, the cost of flight crew, and fuel costs. Thus, the helicopter logging operation should be carefully planned to implement cost effective and environmentally friendly logging operations. In this study, the stages of helicopter logging and operational factors were first described, and then the operation cost, environmental concerns, and safety practices in helicopter logging were discussed. It can be concluded that the helicopter logging can be effectively used for extraction of timbers especially from environmentally sensitive areas where road construction and logging operations are restricted. In fact, helicopter logging may be the only option to solve timber extraction problems in difficult terrains with steep slope.     


Forest harvesting, Reduced impact logging, Helicopter logging
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Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Review Article
Authors

Author: Abdullah E. Akay
Institution: BURSA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Author: Ebru Bilici

Dates

Publication Date : November 18, 2016

Bibtex @review { ejfe281285, journal = {European Journal of Forest Engineering}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-5637}, address = {}, publisher = {Forest Engineering and Technologies Platform}, year = {2016}, volume = {2}, pages = {48 - 53}, doi = {}, title = {Helicopter Logging Method for Reduced Impact Timber Harvesting Operations*}, key = {cite}, author = {Akay, Abdullah E. and Bilici, Ebru} }
APA Akay, A , Bilici, E . (2016). Helicopter Logging Method for Reduced Impact Timber Harvesting Operations*. European Journal of Forest Engineering , 2 (1) , 48-53 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/24263/281285
MLA Akay, A , Bilici, E . "Helicopter Logging Method for Reduced Impact Timber Harvesting Operations*". European Journal of Forest Engineering 2 (2016 ): 48-53 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/24263/281285>
Chicago Akay, A , Bilici, E . "Helicopter Logging Method for Reduced Impact Timber Harvesting Operations*". European Journal of Forest Engineering 2 (2016 ): 48-53
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ISNAD Akay, Abdullah E. , Bilici, Ebru . "Helicopter Logging Method for Reduced Impact Timber Harvesting Operations*". European Journal of Forest Engineering 2 / 1 (November 2016): 48-53 .
AMA Akay A , Bilici E . Helicopter Logging Method for Reduced Impact Timber Harvesting Operations*. Eur J Forest Eng. 2016; 2(1): 48-53.
Vancouver Akay A , Bilici E . Helicopter Logging Method for Reduced Impact Timber Harvesting Operations*. European Journal of Forest Engineering. 2016; 2(1): 53-48.