skyline yarding

skyline yarding

[′skī‚līn ‚yärd·iŋ]
(forestry)
A technique that uses a skyline cable system to transport logs from a forest to a clear space along a road for trucking to a sawmill; it requires fewer roads than older cable systems, suspends logs off the ground to reduce erosion, and reduces damage to young trees that are left.
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The equation for estimating stump-to-loaded-truck costs for the skyline yarding system consists of the same variables as the tractor system model: 1) average diameter of trees removed (range 6 to 10.
26 per ton for every 100-foot increase in skyline yarding distance.