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Wood Products Document Library
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Wood Products Document Library

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

A listing of hard-to-find reference sources and documents related to Wood Products More
Quercus shumardii, the Shumard Oak. (Penn State Xylarium).
Do You Know How Many Oaks There Are? - Articles Articles

Do You Know How Many Oaks There Are?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article discusses the number of oaks that are identified as unique species. More
Real Wood - but is it hardwood, or softwood?
What is the Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood? - Articles Articles
Most people think hardwood is hard, and softwood is soft. Sometimes true, but not necessarily. More
A rendering of a log sawn into board products. http://www.vincentkohler.ch/billon.html
Where Does Lumber Come From? - Articles Articles

Where Does Lumber Come From?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article demonstrates in text and visuals just where lumber comes from. More
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
In this online course, forest landowners and tax professionals learn about forest finance, and timber sales and taxation in order to save money on taxes. More
Ginseng fruit. Photo by Eric Burkhart
History and Cultivation of Ginseng - Articles Articles

History and Cultivation of Ginseng

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Eric Burkhart

Learn the types of ginseng and how to to harvest legally in the state of Pennsylvania. More
From the Woods: American Chestnut
From the Woods: American Chestnut - Articles Articles

From the Woods: American Chestnut

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This brochure details the features of the American chestnut tree, the history of the blight, and the future prospects of the American chestnut. More
From the Woods: Incredible Wood
From the Woods: Incredible Wood - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Incredible Wood

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., Lee Stover

Wood is a natural and versatile material. This four-page, full-color publication explores the wide variety of wood products and uses for wood. More
SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood
SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood - Workshops Workshops

SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood

08/27/2018

Irvine, PA

$110.00
An intensive multi-day workshop designed to give participants comprehensive knowledge about forest ecology and management of Allegheny hardwood. More
Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course
Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course - Workshops Workshops

Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course

10/02/2018

PA Furnace, PA

$400.00
This course will cover and explain the NHLA hardwood lumber grades and will offer hands-on grading of hardwood lumber. More
Kira Metz, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Powderpost Beetles - Articles Articles
Powderpost beetles breed in dead and dried hardwoods. Their presence is overlooked until they are discovered in stored lumber, rafters, joists, floors, and furniture. More
Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried?
Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried? - Videos Videos

Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried?

Scott Weikert

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After lumber is sawn from the log it must be dried before it can be put into use. The forest products industry spends a lot of time and money to dry lumber and this video explains the reasons why. More
Tubing System Installation
Tubing System Installation - Articles Articles

Tubing System Installation

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Upgrading your sap collection method with the installation of a tubing system. More
How Aerial Systems Work How Aerial Systems Work - Articles
Aerial tubing systems should set up so that at every step in the process the sap is flowing down hill or is under some sort of positive pressure. Dips in the line will reduce flow dramatically. More
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community - Articles Articles

A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This article discusses some of the issues of using woody biomass as an energy source with respect to those in the forestry business such as timber harvesters and forest managers. More
Ginseng in fruit. Credits: Eric Burkhart
American Ginseng - Articles Articles

American Ginseng

Eric Burkhart, Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Nontimber forest products, including American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.), have long been collected in Pennsylvania for food, medicine, income, and pleasure. More
Self-organizing Microtubule Networks in Cellulose Science
Self-organizing Microtubule Networks in Cellulose Science - Articles Articles
Have you ever heard of nanotechnology? Better yet, have you ever heard it with respect to wood science, and wondered why? More
Big logs, small logs...which is better?
The Truth about Sawmill Over-Run - Articles Articles

The Truth about Sawmill Over-Run

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

The sawmill industry today faces many challenges but there seemingly will always be demand for softwood and hardwood lumber. More
Energy from Trees!
Energy from Trees! - Articles Articles

Energy from Trees!

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania’s forests are rich in potential bioenergy from small-diameter trees that are overcrowded and under-utilized. More
Bark...The Issue Facing the World's Wooden Pallet Industry
Bark...The Issue Facing the World's Wooden Pallet Industry - Articles Articles
In 2002, countries came together in agreement to implement an international guideline for regulating wood packaging material for international shipments. More
Hardwood veneer sheets
From the Woods: Hardwood Veneer - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Hardwood Veneer

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., Robert Hansen, Lee Stover

Hardwood veneer is a very thin layer of wood sliced or peeled from a hardwood log and is made from the "highest quality" logs. More
Loch's new evaporator purchased with assistance from REAP
USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program - Articles Articles
The USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program may assist maple syrup producers in the purchase of new more energy efficient production equipment. More
Ground System
Tubing System Types - Articles Articles

Tubing System Types

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Utilization of tubing decreases the labor involved in sap collection and may allow a producer to spend time more efficiently. This article outlines the proper way to install a tubing system. More
Maple Syrup: New Producers and Hobbyists
Maple Syrup: New Producers and Hobbyists - Articles Articles

Maple Syrup: New Producers and Hobbyists

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

A chance for first time sugarer to learn the basics. More
Maple Syrup: Beginning Commercial Production
Maple Syrup: Beginning Commercial Production - Articles Articles
If you have spent a year or two as a hobbyist and decide you like sugaring, this page will allow you to "scale up" you operation to small-scale commercial. More
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