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Review of log sort yardsAuthor(s): John Rusty Dramm; Gerry L. Jackson; Jenny Wong
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-132. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 39 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionThis report provides a general overview of current log sort yard operations in the United States, including an extensive literature review and information collected during on-site visits to several operations throughout the nation. Log sort yards provide many services in marketing wood and fiber by concentrating, merchandising, processing, sorting, and adding value to logs. Such operations supply forest products firms with desired raw materials, which helps improve their bottom line by reducing the number of marginal logs processed. Ultimately, sorting logs leads to better use of the available timber resources. Successful log sort yards are self-sufficient and have well-established markets and a steady supply of wood. Log sort yard concepts and analyses described in this report have broad applications.
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CitationDramm, John Rusty; Jackson, Gerry L.; Wong, Jenny. 2002. Review of log sort yards. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-132. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 39 p.
KeywordsLog sort yard, small diameter, underutilized species, value-added, sorting, log scaling, log grading, log merchandising
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