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Notes: Estimating Knot-Free Wood under Branch Stub Scars in Sugar Maple

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Abstract:

Usable knot-free wood increased with increasing bark thickness at the center of the branch stub scar, increasing tree height, and decreasing ratio of the elevation of the scar to stem diameter. Forest Sci. 24:341-344.

Keywords: Acer saccharum; Wood quality; defects; tree grades

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin 53705

Publication date: September 1, 1978

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
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