Size-Volume Classification of Appalachian Hardwood Sawlog Harvesting Residue
Abstract:Length and diameter, not quality, limit the use of low-grade roundwood in a number of wood manufacturing processes; therefore the length, diameter, and volume relationship was examined for bolewood hardwood logging residue from sawlog-only harvesting operations. Estimations were made of available residue by length and minimum diameter as well as the volume of bolts or logs of a given diameter and length that can be cut from bolewood residue. At an 8-inch minimum diameter, 81 percent of the residue is available; this decreases to 40 percent if a 12-inch minimum diameter is desired. This is with no cutting except to minimum diameter. Sixty-one percent of the residue can be cut into 8-foot logs with an 8-inch minimum diameter. If the desired long length is increased to 12 feet, 51 percent of the residue can be cut into pieces of this length having a minimum small end diameter of 8 inches.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Forester, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Princeton, West Virginia
Publication date: 1983-02-01
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