An Explanation of Defects in Hardwood Timber
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Aug 17, 2011 12:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
- David Mercker, Extension Forester, University of Tennessee
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August 17, 2011
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central)
10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain)
9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific)
What you will learn:
Hardwood defects include any feature that reduces the grade and ultimately lowers the utility or commercial value of a standing tree or log. Lumber graders know this too well, but expertise in the woods is often lacking. Some hardwood defects are on the surface and are more easily observed; others are interior and become apparent once timber is cut down and the surface on the log end is observed. This presentation lists a number of defects, their characteristics and cause, and whether or not their effect can be offset by adjustments in scaling. Having a solid grasp on hardwood defects is essential when appraising, selling or purchasing timber and logs.
- Presentation.pdf (936Kb)