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Title: Utilization of Southern Hardwoods

Author: Koch, Peter;

Date: 1978

Source: In: Proc., Second Symposium on Southeastern Hardwoods: 17-39

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: During the rest of the century, hardwood supplies will likely be sufficient for the nation's rising needs for paper and for structural and architectural products; but sawlogs will be in short supply. Therefore, the products mix will incorportate increasing quantities of reconstituted and composite products. Using hardwoods on sites better suited to pine--the South's major utilization problem--will probably be solved by large-scale enterprises converting these low-quality hardwoods to various fiber and solid wood products. Some hardwood acreage may be intensively managed to yield fuel for generating electricity. Small private landholdings oculd be brought under intensive management by designing management systems that will provide increased remuneration to artisan-owners who manufacture some high-value product like furniture.

Keywords: Small logs, shaping-lathe, chipping headrigs and edgers, flakeboard, structural particleboard, fiberboard, lumber, plywood, flooring, hardwood plywood, material balances, energy requirements, medium-density fiberboard, low-grade hardwoods, resources, trends

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Koch, Peter 1978. Utilization of Southern Hardwoods. In: Proc., Second Symposium on Southeastern Hardwoods: 17-39


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