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The effect of sawbolt length on the yield of pallet materials from small-diameter hardwood treesAuthor(s): E. Paul Craft
Source: Res. Pap. NE-499. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionFrom poletimber stand thinnings, 52 trees were bucked into 8-foot lengths, and 49 trees were felled and bucked into 10-foot lengths, The 8- and 10-foot pieces were sawed into pallet cants and side lumber suitable for pallet parts. The sawed yield, by tree, from each length category was compared to the predicted yield of the same trees if bucked into 4- and 6-foot bolts before sawing. Short-bolt processing of trees would have yielded 11 percent more than actual yields for trees cut into 8-foot sections, and 17 percent more than actual yields for trees cut into 10-foot sections.
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CitationCraft, E. Paul. 1982. The effect of sawbolt length on the yield of pallet materials from small-diameter hardwood trees. Res. Pap. NE-499. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
KeywordsProduet yields, poletimber thinnings, pallet parts, cants
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