On October 3 and 4 Sawmill & Woodlot magazine will host the 2014 Great Firewood Shoot-Out(tm) at the Paul Bunyan Show in Cambridge, Ohio. To date, the list of machines entered are listed at right.
Foresters can use certain calculations to assess whether their trees are growing well, estimate how much volume is in a given stand, and determine if a stand may have too many or too few trees. However, it is impractical to measure every tree in a given stand and total it. A sensible alternative is to select a smaller, appropriate sample of trees and use that information to extrapolate stand characteristics.
The main concept behind sawing for grade is that while the defects on the log cannot be moved, applying your knowledge of lumber grading rules can make a significant difference.
The Shelterwood system - used in many hardwood and softwood forest types - is a proven method for regenerating even-aged stands of tolerant and mid-tolerant species.
There are many small planers that can be used for industrial planing at a small or medium-sized sawmill.
A Global Positioning System (GPS) is a great tool once you get used to it.