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Title: Opportunities to change timber demand through altered timber utilization

Source: In: Haynes, Richard W., coord. An Analysis of the timber situation in the United States, 1989-2040. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-199. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 196-238

Author(s)Skog, K. E.; Bradley, D. P.; Spelter, H. N.; Durbak, I.; Ince, P. J.; Lange, W. J.; Araman, P. A.; McKeever, D. B.; Zerbe, J. I.

Publication Year: 1990  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports

Abstract: This paper discusses opportunities for timber utilization improvement that will 1) increase efficiency of wood use, 2) reduce the cost of wood products and the cost of using wood in applications, and 3) provide new or improved wood products or wood use applications. A key purpose here is to propose and explain technology-influenced projections of 1) costs for harvesting, softwood lumber processing, plywood processing, nonveneered structural panel processing, and paper/paperboard processing; and 2) product recovery factors for softwood lumber, panels, and paper/paperboard. The first section of this paper reviews recent trends in improving wood utilization technology. The second discusses and projects the impact of prospective improvements in wood utilization. The third section discusses and evaluates the role of research in changing wood utilization technology.

Keywords: wood products, wood technology, wood utilization, wood use, harvesting, lumber, product recovery

File size: 400 kb(s)
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
McKeever, David B.
Research Forester
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester
Spelter, Henry N.
Economist (Volunteer)

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