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Summary

The objective of this desktop sensitivity analysis was to investigate the techno-economic effects of increasing the number of products recovered during harvesting operations from sawlog (i.e., high-value fibre) to sawlog, pulp log, and biomass, considering four top-diameter scenarios for sawlogs. Results suggest that if roadside processing with larger top-diameters is required, increasing the number of products recovered could be a profitable solution to offset the harvesting and transportation costs of fibre, granted that a market for these additional fibre products exists at a feasible location. Conversely, if only high-value fibre is targeted, a net loss might occur if top diameter increases above a certain value.

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