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Forum topic by ElmoSr posted 05-16-2010 02:51 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-16-2010 02:51 PM

Morning Guys,

hope all is well with everyone,,,i have a question,,,how does one estimate the board feet of lumber in a tree while it is still standing up and planted in the ground??

I sure have been enjoying my time here at lumberjocks,,,super great place and unbelievable projects,,,you guys have incredible talent.


-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 03:25 PM

Google: Doyle Log Scale.

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 03:52 PM

For and estimate take the DBH (diameter at breast height,or 4 1/2 feet up). You can do this by measuring around and dividing that number by 3.14. The rest is discussed here. You will want to take into account things like taper (if the trunk is shaped like a cone, not a cylinder)...and the fact the thing could just be standing there hollow so all estimates go out the window.

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