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.
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.
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)