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Comparison of lumber values for Grade-3 hardwood logs from thinnings and mature standsAuthor(s): David M. Emanuel
Source: Res. Pap. NE-529. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 4p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe value per M bf (thousand board feet) of the lumber sawed from Grade-3 logs, 8 to 11 inches in diameter, from thinnings was compared with that from a harvest of mature-stand cut. The species tested were red oak (Quercus rubra L.), yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.), and hard maple (Acer saccharum Marsh). The total lumber value for each species was greater for logs obtained from thinnings. The value per M bf of the lumber sawed from red oak and yellow-poplar logs from thinnings was significantly higher than that from mature stands.
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CitationEmanuel, David M. 1983. Comparison of lumber values for Grade-3 hardwood logs from thinnings and mature stands. Res. Pap. NE-529. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 4p.
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