The International Log Rule for 1/4-inch Kerf. Can It Replace the Doyle Rule?

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The International log rule for 1/4-inch kerf the tabular values of which were established by Judson F. Clark in 1920 is now officially recognized by the Forest Service as an optional rule for scaling government timber. Extensive sawing tests in New England reveal an underrun of less than 2 percent for pine, and in the South show its adaptability for scaling small logs. It is generally accepted in the South and elsewhere as the standard for timber estimating and growth measurements but is converted into Doyle rule values as well. The defects of the Doyle rule are set forth and the source of error restated. An important modification of the Doyle rule for scaling small logs is explained.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Yale University

Publication date: March 1, 1942

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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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