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Sawmill and Woodlot Magazine Issue April 2015

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Publisher's Letter - Time to Plan
PROFILE


Thinning: Theme & Variations
WOODLOT MANAGEMENT

Thinning is a way to select the survivors according to your goals, and also gives you a chance to capture some products from the trees that will die.


Hardwood Floors with a Zip!
SAWMILL BUSINESS

The volume of urban tree removals across the U.S. is mind-boggling, and many discarded urban trees produce beautiful lumber products if given a second chance.


Is This a Board Foot?
SAWING & DRYING

The traditional definition of a board foot (BF) is not very practical when the actual measurement is done. Find out why.


KOA: Hawaii's King of Trees
FEATURE

Hawaii's most prized tree species, the Acacia koa is a large, evergreen broad leaf tree and the only Acacia endemic to the islands.


A Nice Little Mallet
GADGETS & GIZMOS

The author recalls a big mallet his granddad made to pound iron wedges when falling trees.


School Days
FEATURED

Each year Scott Maker offers local students an opportunity to walk in his 50- acre tree farm and experience the process of determining which trees to cut, felling the trees, and milling the logs into lumber.

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