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Use of the Cull Caliper in Scaling White Oak Stave Bolts

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Because forest measurements are time-consuming, eye estimates have come into use in many cases. But foresters do have the Biltmore stick to check and calibrate the cruiser's eye on tree diameters and heights; and now they have the cull caliper to check eye estimates and provide a measure of discarded sections of stave bolts in determining the net scale on stave operations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: April 1, 1940

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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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