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Title: Total tree and its utilization in the southern United States

Abstract

Using summaries of data abstracted from other studies, equations for predicting the dry weight of wood and bark in the main stem and crown were developed for red oak, yellow poplar, and the four major species of southern pine. The equations are used to show, for various methods of harvesting, what proportion of wood and bark is removed and what proportion is left as logging residue. In sawtimber pines and excurrent hardwoods such as yellow-poplar, 85 to 90 percent of all above-stump wood is harvested if the main stem is logged to a 4-inch (10-cm) top; however, in sawtimber deliquescent hardwoods such as oak, logging to a 4-inch top removes only 74 to 80 percent of above-stump wood. When harvesting pulpwood trees and sawtimber deliquescent hardwoods, chipping the total tree above the stump can significantly increase wood yields, compared to logging to a 4-inch top. In plantation pine, logging the stump and taproot as well as the main stem increases wood yields by 20 to 25 percent.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6843843
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
For. Prod. J.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; OAKS; PRODUCTIVITY; USES; PINES; POPLARS; PLANT STEMS; USA; WOOD; CONIFERS; NORTH AMERICA; PLANTS; TREES; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Clark, A. Total tree and its utilization in the southern United States. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Clark, A. Total tree and its utilization in the southern United States. United States.
Clark, A. Sun . "Total tree and its utilization in the southern United States". United States.
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abstractNote = {Using summaries of data abstracted from other studies, equations for predicting the dry weight of wood and bark in the main stem and crown were developed for red oak, yellow poplar, and the four major species of southern pine. The equations are used to show, for various methods of harvesting, what proportion of wood and bark is removed and what proportion is left as logging residue. In sawtimber pines and excurrent hardwoods such as yellow-poplar, 85 to 90 percent of all above-stump wood is harvested if the main stem is logged to a 4-inch (10-cm) top; however, in sawtimber deliquescent hardwoods such as oak, logging to a 4-inch top removes only 74 to 80 percent of above-stump wood. When harvesting pulpwood trees and sawtimber deliquescent hardwoods, chipping the total tree above the stump can significantly increase wood yields, compared to logging to a 4-inch top. In plantation pine, logging the stump and taproot as well as the main stem increases wood yields by 20 to 25 percent.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6843843}, journal = {For. Prod. J.; (United States)},
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volume = 28:10,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {10}
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