Much time and labor has been saved by the application of the theory of sampling to tasks or problems which require collecting and recording a large number of observations. In this paper evidence is presented which demonstrates that acceptable estimates of board foot volume can be obtained by applying sampling technique to log scaling. Numerous estimates of total volume obtained by several methods of sampling are shown to agree satisfactorily with the true total volume. To assist in the application of the results, a simplified procedure is presented which enables the scaler to determine quickly the proper sample size or interval at which a log must be scaled in order to meet any standard of precision desired.
Document Type: Journal Article
Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
Publication date: July 1, 1941
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