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Oregon Creates Research Forest

Oregon Creates Research Forest

After seeking to sell the Elliott State Forest previously, Oregon’s State Land Board recently voted to convert the 80,000 acre tract into a research forest, de-coupling it from the state’s school funding system. The coast forest isn’t a large timber producer for the state’s Common School Fund, and…

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Biofuels Project Sinks

Biofuels Project Sinks

The Red Rock Biofuels project in southern Oregon appears headed for foreclosure according to notices published in the Lake County Examiner newspaper in late December after the company failed to make principal and interest payments on some $300 million in debt. The notice set a February 4 payment deadline with a property auction scheduled for February 9. Originally scheduled for completion in 2017, the…

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Industry Wins Black Hills Appeal of Reduced Harvest

Industry Wins Black Hills Appeal of Reduced Harvest

Officials with the Black Hills Forest Resources Assn. (BHFRA) have prevailed in an appeal of a 2021 decision to drastically reduce future timber harvests on the Black Hills National Forest. In February 2021, the Forest Service (FS) Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, Colo., issued general technical report (GTR) 422. The report detailed timber inventory assessments and projected growth rates that…

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Vermeer Redesigns HG4000 Grinder

Vermeer Redesigns HG4000 Grinder

Vermeer has redesigned the Vermeer HG4000 horizontal grinder; this new generation delivers powerful performance in various wood waste recycling applications and landscaping material production. It’s equipped with a 536 HP (399.7-kW) CAT C13B T4F/Stage V diesel engine, a Series III duplex drum, an aggressive infeed…

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New From Komatsu: XT-5 Tracked Harvesters

New From Komatsu: XT-5 Tracked Harvesters

To harvest trees in tight, dense and rugged-terrain forests, operators need machines with maneuverability, power, versatility and reliability. With Komatsu’s XT-5 tracked harvesters, operators can harvest closer to the carrier and maneuver confidently thanks to a lower center of gravity and off-set boom…

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New From Tigercat: D7 Control System

New From Tigercat: D7 Control System

The Tigercat D7 control system combines a solid and field proven hardware and bucking control system with a Tigercat developed head control and user interface, currently available for the Tigercat 534 harvesting head. The system offers powerful functionality, simplicity and intuitive operator navigation…

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