Measurement of Roundwood

Measurement of Roundwood : Methodologies and Conversion Ratios

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This book provides a comprehensive guide to the various methods by which roundwood and the products of roundwood are measured around the world. It presents and compares many different log scaling methods in terms of procedures and conversion ratios. Topics covered include grading logs, log manufacturing quality, statistical sampling methods and methods for determining log yard inventories and mill log usage volume. Detailed tables of data, covering characteristics, and log weight to volume ratios, are presented for the main commercial timber species of the world. The drivers of roundwood product recovery are also discussed and illustrated with numerous graphs and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 177.8 x 246.38 x 22.86mm | 793.78g
  • CABI Publishing
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0851990797
  • 9780851990798
  • 2,138,698

Review quote

"The author has done an admirable job of systematically summarising a plethora of information on measuring roundwood. This comprehensive volume is sure to be invaluable to students and practitioners in forestry and forest products industries." Harold E Burkhart, Virginia Tech, USA "This book is for anyone connected with the forestry profession, but especially for the student and the practitioner who must assimilate the bewildering arroy of measures and conversions that form the core of the practice. The clearly illustrated examples will ease the job of assimilating the intricacies of forestry measurements and serve as an irreplaceable reference throughout a career." Henry Spelter, Economist, US Forest Service"show more

Table of contents

1: Introduction2: Log scaling3: Measuring log yard inventories and mill usage volume4: Measuring log quality5: Roundwood weight and general physical properties6: Metrics of lumber recovery7: Metrics of plywood/veneer recovery8: Metrics of wood chips and other residue recovery from logsAnnex 1: Measuring log volumeAnnex 2: Physical properties and weight to volume dataAnnex 3: Glossaryshow more

About M. A. Fonseca

M A Fonseca, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Trade and Timber Branch, Geneva, Switzerlandshow more