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Empirical Log Rules and the Allocation of Sawing Time to Log Size

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Detailed observation on the volume of lumber actually manufactured from the individual sawlog is shown to be superfluous for the two principal objectives of complete mill-scale investigations. The comparison of log scale with mill tally on the one hand, and the time-cost of sawing with respect to sawlog dimension on the other, are both contained in a sequence of workingday totals of log consumption, lumber production, and running time of the sawmill in question.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Duke School of Forestry, Forest mensuration laboratory, Duke University

Publication date: November 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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