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Current Sawmill and Woodlot Issue May June 2016

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Publisher's Letter - Final details for the 2016 Great Firewood Shoot-Out and the Sawmill & Woodlot Seminars

Final details for the 2016 Great Firewood Shoot-Out and the Sawmill & Woodlot Seminars are all set. Mark your calendars for October 7-9, 2016, to attend the Paul Bunyan Show in Cambridge, Ohio!

It's a Jungle Out There!

Everyone has heard of forest succession. After a disturbance, there is a somewhat predictable transition from the initial "pioneer plants," perhaps through several stages, toward a "climax forest" - the stable, old-growth condition that can last forever and regenerate itself in its own shade.

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Questions like "What is a hardwood lumber grading stick?" and "I see a few mills around me that are end-coating logs. Is this a good thing to do? Is it financially beneficial?" answered.

Sawmill Reviews

Wood Beaver 16 Firewood Processor For A Growing Family Business

Other Editorials

Invasive Bugs

Invasive insects affect nearly every forest in North America.

A Solar Kiln for Drying Lumber

One of the best ways for small sawmill operators to increase the value of their product and its potential market is to begin selling dried lumber.

What Is a Log's Useful Volume?

Did you scrape off the scales of that fish you caught? Is scaling Mount Washington on your bucket list? Or did you use the bathroom scale this morning to find out the good news? If so, I have to tell you that scaling a log is not related to any of these three events. Scaling a log is the determination of the gross volume of a log, and also usually determines the net volume. Scale volume for logs going to a sawmill is most often given in board feet (or FBM, foot board measure), but cubic feet, tons, cords, and metric numbers are also used at times.

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