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    Author(s): E.E. Matson
    Date: 1952
    Source: PNW Old Series Research No. 83, p. 1-5
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Sawmill companies often must decide whether it is more economical to sort and sell peeler logs than to cut them into lumber. If the mill owners have reliable data on the grade of lumber that can be expected from these logs, they will be better prepared to make the decision. The Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station has made several lumber grade recovery studies at mills located in the Eugene area, Coos Bay area, and in southern Oregon. No single study has sufficient logs fin the peeler grade to give adequate sampling. Therefore, the data on Douglas-fir peeler logs from four old-growth studies have been combined in this report. The information should prove fairly reliable for peeler logs produced in Oregon.

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    Matson, E.E. 1952. Lumber grades from Douglas-fir peeler logs. PNW Old Series Research No. 83, p. 1-5

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