Prototype wood chunker used on Populus 'Tristis'

Chunker Diagram

Populus 'Tristis' trees grown under short-rotation, intensive culture were sampled and chunked in a prototype experimental wood chunking machine. Data presented describe the character of the trees chunked, the energy and power requirements for chunking, and the chunking rates Specific energy requirements for chunking Populus 'Tristis' are compared with chunking and chipping common Lake States species from natural stands.

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Arola, Rodger A.; Radcliffe, Roger C.; Winsauer, Sharon A. 1983. Prototype wood chunker used on Populus 'Tristis'. In: Hansen, Edward A., ed. Intensive plantation culture: 12 years research. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-91. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 125-130..

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