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How is timber measured?

Timber is measured in cords, or tons, for pulpwood and thousands of board feet (MBF), or tons, for sawlogs. A forester or timber buyer typically will "cruise" a tract of timber (sampling the trees to estimate the volume) before a sale to determine what he will offer for it.

 

 

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Filed Under: Forestry, Forest Management, Beginning Forestry, Timber Harvest January 31, 2019

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites private landowners to a workshop to learn about the benefits prescribed burns provide for wildlife habitat.

A single-lane dirt road runs through a green forest with a slightly raised dirt structure running across from one side to the other and another similar diversion several yards further up the road.
Filed Under: Beginning Forestry January 4, 2019

Many forest landowners wonder if best management practices really matter on their property, and the simple answer is yes. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/John Auel)

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Filed Under: Forest Management, Beginning Forestry December 21, 2018

Streamside management zones have become critical tools forestry landowners and professionals use for protecting water quality during and after timber harvests.

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