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Utilization of Southern HardwoodsAuthor(s): Peter Koch
Source: In: Proc., Second Symposium on Southeastern Hardwoods: 17-39
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionDuring the rest of the century, hardwood supplies will likely be sufficient for the nation's rising needs for paper and for structural and architectural products; but sawlogs will be in short supply. Therefore, the products mix will incorportate increasing quantities of reconstituted and composite products. Using hardwoods on sites better suited to pine--the South's major utilization problem--will probably be solved by large-scale enterprises converting these low-quality hardwoods to various fiber and solid wood products. Some hardwood acreage may be intensively managed to yield fuel for generating electricity. Small private landholdings oculd be brought under intensive management by designing management systems that will provide increased remuneration to artisan-owners who manufacture some high-value product like furniture.
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CitationKoch, Peter. 1978. Utilization of Southern Hardwoods. In: Proc., Second Symposium on Southeastern Hardwoods: 17-39
KeywordsSmall logs, shaping-lathe, chipping headrigs and edgers, flakeboard, structural particleboard, fiberboard, lumber, plywood, flooring, hardwood plywood, material balances, energy requirements, medium-density fiberboard, low-grade hardwoods, resources, trends
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