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Are Sawlogs Worth More as Firewood or Pulpwood?

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Equations have been derived to estimate the ratio of board feet per cord of firewood, board feet per cord of pulpwood, and cords of firewood per cord of pulpwood in logs. Graphs based on the equations can be used in deciding whether to sell logs and trees for sawtimber, firewood, or pulpwood.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forest Biometry, Department of Forestry, Iowa State University, Ames 50011

Publication date: 1984-04-01

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