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    Author(s): Leland F. Hanks; Glenn L. Gammon; Robert L. Brisbin; Everette D. Rast
    Date: 1980
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-468 Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 92 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The USDA Forest Service Standard Grades for Hardwood Factory Lumber Logs are described, and lumber grade yields for 16 species and 2 species groups are presented by log grade and log diameter. The grades enable foresters, log buyers, and log sellers to select and grade those log suitable for conversion into standard factory grade lumber. By using the apropriate lumber grade yields, log buyers and sellers can appraise the logs in terms of expected lumber grade volume and value. This report supersedes an earlier report on hardwood log grading, Forest Service Research Paper FPL 63.

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    Citation

    Hanks, Leland F.; Gammon, Glenn L.; Brisbin, Robert L.; Rast, Everette D. 1980. Hardwood log grades and lumber grade yields for factory lumber logs. Res. Pap. NE-468 Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 92 p.

    Keywords

    log quality, end product yields, log value

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