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Lumber or chips? A comparison of small-log utilization alternativesAuthor(s): Barney Dowdle; Robert Bain
Source: Station Paper NE-150. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10 p.
Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA sawmill in the Northeast commonly receives a number of small low-quality logs. They may be among logs purchased from independent loggers, or timber-sale specifications may require that the sawmill take them. Some mill operators confronted with logs of this kind consider handling them as part of the cost of obtaining their log supply. Others may feel that, since the logs are at the mill and paid for, they should be sawed for whatever lumber they will produce.
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CitationDowdle, Barney; Bain, Robert. 1961. Lumber or chips? A comparison of small-log utilization alternatives. Station Paper NE-150. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10 p.
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