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Lumber From Local Woodlots

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Northeast Region Agricultural Engineering Service

This guide explains how to obtain quality lumber from local land. Numerous illustrations and tables plus a glossary aid use.


  • Wood species
  • Properties
  • Sources of professional assistance
  • Training
  • Proper woodlot management
  • Contracting with loggers and sawers
  • Good harvesting practices
  • Sawing methods
  • Lumber drying
  • Storage


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