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    Author(s): Timothy D. Faust; Robert H. McAlister; Peter J. Stewart; Frederick W. Cubbage; Philip A. Araman
    Date: 1991
    Source: Proceedings, ASAE Winter Meeting, 1991. pp. 2-24.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The forest resource base in the Southeast is rapidly changing. Dwindling reserves of high quality pine sawlogs will provide incentive to utilize low-density hardwoods such as yellow-poplar and sweetgum for structural lumber. Inventories of sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua, L.) and yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera, L.) are currently high and growth is exceeding removals. The mechanical properties and their relationships are presented. Suitability for machine stress rating is also discussed.

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    Faust, Timothy D.; McAlister, Robert H.; Stewart, Peter J.; Cubbage, Frederick W.; Araman, Philip A. 1991. Potential Utilization of Sweetgum for Structural Lumber. Proceedings, ASAE Winter Meeting, 1991. pp. 2-24.

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