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Survey of Woodyard Scaling Practices in Georgia

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A recent survey of the timber scaling methods used by 259 mills and woodyards across the state of Georgia indicates that weight scaling methods are used by over 77% of those surveyed. Analysis of weight-to-volume conversion ratios for different product and species groups provided through the survey suggests little variability for surveyed products within the state, although some regional variation was noted. The most commonly observed conversion rate for pine pulpwood was 5350 lb/cord, while mixed hardwood pulp ranged between 5600 and 5700 lb/cord. The most frequently occurring sawtimber conversion factors were 15000 lb/mbf (Scribner)for tree-length pine and 16800 lb/mbf (Doyle) for tree-length mixed hardwood. Weight-to-volume conversion rates were generally higher for mills and woodyards in the lower coastal plain when compared with other regions in the state. South. J. Appl. For. 13(2):64-68.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service, Tifton, GA 31793

Publication date: 1989-05-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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