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    Assessment of the quality of raw wood materials has become a crucial issue in the operational value chain as forestry and the wood processing industry are increasingly under economic pressure to maximize extracted value. A significant effort has been devoted toward developing robust nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies capable of predicting the intrinsic wood properties of individual trees, stems, and logs, and assessing the value of stands and forests. Such technologies can help foresters make wise management decisions, grow higher quality wood, and lead to greater profitability for the forest industry.

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    Wang, Xiping; Carter, Peter; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K. 2007. Acoustic assessment of wood quality of raw forest materials : a path to increased profitability. Forest products journal. Vol. 57, no. 5 (May 2007): Pages 6-14.


    Mechanical properties, acoustic properties, raw materials, valuation, forestry, wood quality, grading, acoustic properties, nondestructive testing, tree quality, logs, standing trees, log quality, profitability, acoustic velocity, acoustic testing

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