Extended use of residue for conventional solid wood products
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): David P. Lowery
Publication Year: 1981

Cataloging Information

  • dead trees
  • lodgepole pine
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus monticola
  • posts and poles
  • western white pine
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Record Last Modified: November 9, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 7694


ANNOTATION: There is no inherent difference between the wood from dead trees and green trees. Solid wood product studies have indicated that dead trees can be used for lumber, houselogs, and posts and poles although the amount of usable lumber is usually lower for dead trees than for green trees. Dead trees may be preferred for houselogs, posts, and poles; however, extra care is required in selecting and processing these products.

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Lowery, David P. 1981. Extended use of residue for conventional solid wood products. Pages 181-189 In: Harvesting and utilization opportunities for forest residues in the northern Rocky Mountains: Symposium Proceedings 1979; November 28-30, 1979, Missoula, MT. General Technical Report GTR-INT-110. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.