When Pony Boy Gilbert bought his portable sawmill 10 years ago, he knew that being a jack-of-all trades would be the key to success.
Tree diameter is easy to measure because it is made at DBH, 4-1/2 feet above ground, but height is a different story.
Estimates peg the potential lumber recovery from sawlogs removed from urban forests at over 3 billion board feet annually.
Once the log size is known, there are nearly 100 different formulas and rules for processing the data to obtain the footage estimate. Of the hundreds of rules, only three are widespread use in North America.
This woodlot cat rules her territory with a velvet paw.
Take the woods you have an make somethings other people need. It's a great business principle as the leaders of the Karllari Cooperative in Tene, Ecuador, have recently discovered.