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Definition of Merchantable Sawtimber Height

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Abstract:

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.

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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