The U.S. Forest Service is now using a logging process known as “dry-sump stripping” to get the timber it is buying out of logging operations that are over-extraction and over-harvesting, according to the Forest Service’s official website.
The process, known as dry-sumping, is not an in-situ operation.
The agency says it is using the process to reduce the amount of logging needed to meet the country’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.
The forest service says it will also use the process in order to reduce deforestation, and to increase the productivity of forests and grasslands.
The Forest Service says dry-stumping is the best option for the U.A.E. “We’re trying to be environmentally responsible,” says Steve Anderson, forest product manager for the Forest Services, adding that dry-stripping will also help keep trees healthy and productive.
Dry-sumps can take a week to fully dry, and typically take a month to a year to dry out.
“If it’s dry-slumping, it’s not going to last for very long,” Anderson says.
He adds that dry sump stripping is not as effective in the U, A.E., or South America.
“It can be very expensive,” he says.
“There’s a big difference between going from $3,000 to $10,000 per tree to $1,000 a tree.”
The Forest Services has said that dry stripping is part of a broader effort to reduce forest carbon emissions.
Anderson says that the process will help reduce the carbon footprint of the Forest, and reduce the risk of the tree dying.
In addition to cutting trees down, the Forest is using dry-spraying to clear brush, which reduces the need for fertilizer and pesticides.
“The process also helps to reduce fire danger,” Anderson adds.
“You get more smoke and less fuel, so it’s a win-win.”
But the Forest isn’t just using dry stripping to reduce carbon emissions; it’s also using it to keep trees from dying.
“This is the first time we’ve ever used dry-skimming, which is the process of removing the leaves from a tree, cutting them into logs, and putting them in the ground,” Anderson explains.
“Now, the bark is still attached, but we’re taking that bark out and putting it back in the tree.
That’s the only way to remove it from the tree.”
Anderson says the Forest also has been using dry sumps to cut down on erosion.
“A dry-saw is basically a saw with an electric motor,” Anderson said.
“With a dry-scraper, you just pull the tree down, and the tree doesn’t fall over.”
“A drying process is a better tool for reducing the carbon content of the forest, and a dry scraper is a good tool for maintaining the forest.”
Anderson said that the Forest will use the dry-surfacing process to remove vegetation and remove old trees that may have damaged or destroyed the trees.
Anderson said the Forest plans to use the new process on an ongoing basis to manage the trees that are in the process, but that the final decision will be made when the trees are harvested.
He also says that dry skimming and dry-seeding will also be used to maintain the forest’s integrity.
The dry-sweeping process has been in use for more than 50 years, but the Forest has only recently started to implement it into its operations.
Anderson estimates that the dry sumping process will reduce the total carbon footprint in the forest by 25 percent to 30 percent.
“When you’re doing it in a dry process, you’re not going anywhere,” he said.
He added that dry lumber and the other products that are used in the dry process are less expensive than wood products.