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Standard Terms for Describing Wood

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Abstract:

The longfelt need for precise terms to describe the various physical and mechanical properties of wood is met in the following article. A graduated set of descriptive terms, each corresponding to a certain numerical range of the property under consideration, is used to permit an accurate evaluation of the property and to afford a uniform basis of comparison between species. Foresters may well keep the article at their finger tips when preparing material for publication.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Products Laboratory

Publication date: 1938-01-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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