Definition of Merchantable Sawtimber Height
Gross merchantable sawtimber height can be precisely ascertained by limiting the top sawlog to a length beyond which excessive taper prevents increase in scale. The method removes ambiguity in defining length and assures an accurate basis for determining maximum gross tree board-foot volume. An easily constructed taperscope aids in examining standing trees to locate the point where excessive taper begins.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Staff of the Southern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., located at Harrison, Ark.
Publication date: 1965-01-01
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