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Grading hardwood treesAuthor(s): Robert L. Brisbin
Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 7.03
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionTree grading provides a way to evaluate the quality characteristics and value of standing hardwood trees. This is important because the differences in price between high-quality and low-quality end products can be very large. Since hardwood timber varies greatly in quality and value among species, within species, and even within specific geographic areas, timber producers and buyers know that an accurate tree grading system is an objective way to account for quality variation and provide a basis for negotiation between buyers and sellers.
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CitationBrisbin, Robert L. 1989. Grading hardwood trees. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 7.03
- Interim hardwood tree grades for factory lumber
- Improving quality and value of future hardwoods
- Hardwood log grades and lumber grade yields for factory lumber logs
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