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Information on wood products from the forest, including use in wood lumber, paper, veneers, chemicals and firewood. Tips on chainsaw safety training, lumber prices and calculating the green weight of wood.
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Forestry & Wildlife Program Team Impacts
Forestry & Wildlife Program Team Impacts - Videos Videos
Penn State Extension's Forestry and Wildlife team boasts a rich history of educating and supporting industry professionals and private landowners in Pennsylvania. More
Wood Products Document Library
Wood Products Document Library - Articles Articles

Wood Products Document Library

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

A listing of hard-to-find reference sources and documents related to Wood Products More
Quercus shumardii, the Shumard Oak. (Penn State Xylarium).
Do You Know How Many Oaks There Are? - Articles Articles

Do You Know How Many Oaks There Are?

乐动体育注册 Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article discusses the number of oaks that are identified as unique species. More
S. Weikert, Penn State University
SILVAH Training: Oak - Workshops Workshops
Oak SILVAH Training is an intensive five-day course that includes educational training in the classroom and hands-on experience in the field. More
Real Wood - but is it hardwood, or softwood?
What is the Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood? - Articles Articles

What is the Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood?

乐动体育注册 Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Most people think hardwood is hard, and softwood is soft. Sometimes true, but not necessarily. More
A rendering of a log sawn into board products. http://www.vincentkohler.ch/billon.html
Where Does Lumber Come From? - Articles Articles

Where Does Lumber Come From?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article demonstrates in text and visuals just where lumber comes from. More
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education - Online Courses Online Courses
$160.00
Tax professionals and forest landowners learn about finance, taxation, and timber sales and taxation in order to save money on taxes. Earn 8 CFEs or 8 IRS CEs. More
From the Woods: American Chestnut
From the Woods: American Chestnut - Articles Articles

From the Woods: American Chestnut

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This brochure details the features of the American chestnut tree, the history of the blight, and the future prospects of the American chestnut. More
From the Woods: Incredible Wood
From the Woods: Incredible Wood - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Incredible Wood

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., Lee Stover

Wood is a natural and versatile material. This four-page, full-color publication explores the wide variety of wood products and uses for wood. More
Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber
Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber - Workshops Workshops
This introductory short course is designed to enable participants to dry hardwood lumber to maximize product quality and value. More
SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood
SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood - Workshops Workshops
An intensive multi-day workshop designed to give participants comprehensive knowledge about forest ecology and management of Allegheny hardwood. More
Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course
Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course - Workshops Workshops
This course will cover and explain the NHLA hardwood lumber grades and will offer hands-on grading of hardwood lumber. More
Kira Metz, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Powderpost Beetles - Articles Articles
Powderpost beetles breed in dead and dried hardwoods. Their presence is overlooked until they are discovered in stored lumber, rafters, joists, floors, and furniture. More
Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried?
Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried? - Videos Videos

Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried?

Scott Weikert

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After lumber is sawn from the log it must be dried before it can be put into use. The forest products industry spends a lot of time and money to dry lumber and this video explains the reasons why. More
Photo by Aleksandar Radovanovic
Forest Products - Articles Articles
Forest products may include lumber and its byproducts, medicinal plants, maple syrup, and mushrooms just to name a few. More
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$5.00
Calculate merchantable lumber volumes of all commercially important species in Pennsylvania. More
Can Cutting Your “Junk Trees” Power Your City and Improve Your Forest?
Can Cutting Your “Junk Trees” Power Your City and Improve Your Forest? - Articles Articles
How managing low-use wood for bioenergy can incentivize sustainable forest management. More
From left to right and top to bottom: Mass spectra for the seven year old root (A), fresh root (B), twig (C), and leaf (D).
Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots - Articles Articles

Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots

乐动体育注册 Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

A case study of yew toxicity in fresh and aged yew roots and stem. More
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species - Articles Articles

Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species

乐动体育注册 Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

How much does wood weigh? The question is simple enough for dry wood, but more difficult to when freshly cut. More
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community - Articles Articles

A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This article discusses some of the issues of using woody biomass as an energy source with respect to those in the forestry business such as timber harvesters and forest managers. More
Bark...The Issue Facing the World's Wooden Pallet Industry
Bark...The Issue Facing the World's Wooden Pallet Industry - Articles Articles

Bark...The Issue Facing the World's Wooden Pallet Industry

乐动体育注册 Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

In 2002, countries came together in agreement to implement an international guideline for regulating wood packaging material for international shipments. More
Self-organizing Microtubule Networks in Cellulose Science
Self-organizing Microtubule Networks in Cellulose Science - Articles Articles
Have you ever heard of nanotechnology? Better yet, have you ever heard it with respect to wood science, and wondered why? More
Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011
Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011 - Articles Articles

Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011

乐动体育注册 Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Lumber markets seem headed up as China ramps up its consumption of the world's lumber supply. But other factors may prevent that. More
Jamie and Laura White
Going Green with a Black Locust Deck - Articles Articles

Going Green with a Black Locust Deck

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article explores the possibility of using black locust for construction and decking, because the wood is naturally very insect- and rot-resistant. More
Big logs, small logs...which is better?
The Truth about Sawmill Over-Run - Articles Articles

The Truth about Sawmill Over-Run

乐动体育注册 Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

The sawmill industry today faces many challenges but there seemingly will always be demand for softwood and hardwood lumber. More
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