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    Author(s): Eric H. Wharton; Thomas W. Birch; Thomas W. Birch
    Date: 1999
    Source: Res. Note NE-367. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 7 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    High demand for a variety of timber products from New York's forests has stimulated increased timber utilization and product recovery. Utilization studies in New York suggest that the recovery of timber has improved over the years. Although current methods of multiproduct harvesting have improved recovery of residual material, an estimated 38.6 million cubic feet, or 16 percent of the total volume harvested for industrial roundwood products, remain unused. There are many opportunities to recover additional amounts of wood materials from the tops of trees, trees destroyed by harvesting, and nongrowing-stock trees. Modifications to current multiproduct harvesting systems could further increase the recovery of these harvesting residues.

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    Wharton, Eric H.; Birch, Thomas W. 1999. Trends in Timber Use and Product Recovery in New York. Res. Note NE-367. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 7 p.

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