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Technical considerations in harvesting and sawing defective hardwood buttsAuthor(s): Thomas W., Jr. Church; Thomas W. Church
Source: Res. Pap. NE-189. Upper Darby, PA; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 17 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionHow important are butt defects in hardwoods? We have no reliable estimate of the volume or value of timber lost through basal injuries. However, butt defects will be almost as important in future timber harvests as they are at present. Why? Because most butt defects are due to two causes: fire and logging. Damage from both these agents may be reduced, but it certainly will not be eliminated.
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CitationChurch, Thomas W., Jr. 1971. Technical considerations in harvesting and sawing defective hardwood butts. Res. Pap. NE-189. Upper Darby, PA; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 17 p.
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