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How to Grade Hardwood Sawlogs

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Abstract:

The accurate grading of hardwood logs has been greatly facilitated by the application of standards developed by the Forest Products Laboratory under which the quality of a log is decided by the dear distance between defects rather than by the number and size of the defects. The new log-grading rules are thus consistent with lumber-grading practices. This article presents the basic information and describes the technique necessary for their practical use in the field.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester in the Division of State and Private Forestry, U. S. Forest Service, Milwaukee, Wis.

Publication date: 1944-06-01

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