Newsletter: Western Juniper Harvest Systems Comparisons Project



by Larry Swan, USDA Forest Service, Winema National Forest
from the Western Juniper Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 1998. 

One of the biggest barriers to commercial use of western juniper is harvest costs. Among factors contributing to high costs are numerous and large limbs, significantly less volume per acre than current commercial species, rocky terrain, and primitive road systems.