Forestry Tools – Measurement

Our last in the series of Forestry terms deals with measurement and if you are planning to cut timber, these are terms you will likely hear and want to be familiar with.  The picture to the left is a prime example of a defect in a tree which can considerably alter its worth when cutting timber.  For more information on timber measurement, view the Greenwood Project video on log scale sticks. Acre - An area of land measuring 43,560 square feet or 10 (66-foot) surveyor's chains by 1 (66-foot) chain. Basal Area -  The measurement taken, … [Read more...]