@article{Coronel de Renolfi_Gómez_2014, title={Estimate of the Cost of the First Thinning Methodology for Algarrobo Blanco (Prosopis Alba): Applied in the Case of a Plantation in Herrera, Santiago Del Estero, Argentina}, volume={10}, url={https://revistas.ucc.edu.co/index.php/in/article/view/790}, DOI={10.16925/in.v9i17.790}, abstractNote={
The first forest thinning operation at a five-year-old algarrobo blanco (Prosopis alba) commercial plantation in Herrera (Department of Avellaneda) in the province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina was analyzed using a time and movement study to determine operational productivity and costs associated with the shoring process using a chainsaw. Effective and operative times were measured and the volume was calculated with respect to bark, efficiency, productivity and the direct cost of thinning. The sample of 226 trees had a cut volume of 1.19 m3. The average operative time was 77 s/tree and the median effective time was 49 s/tree. A strong correlation was found between the effective working time with the tool and the variables for greater diameter and volume of the trees. The operational efficiency was 63.3%. Productivity per hour when felling trees was 0.25 m3/h (47 trees/h). The daily cost of the operation was 781 $/day, and the unit thinning cost was 527 $/m3 (1 US$ = 8.12 $ in May of 2014).
}, number={17}, journal={Ingeniería Solidaria}, author={Coronel de Renolfi, Marta and Gómez, Adriana T.}, year={2014}, month={Dec.}, pages={19–27} }