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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
Advanced Lumber Drying Workshop
Advanced Lumber Drying Workshop - Workshops Workshops
This workshop is geared toward kiln operators, supervisors, and plant managers interested in learning a new method to dry lumber. 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
Beginner Maple Syrup
Beginner Maple Syrup - Workshops Workshops
Have you wondered how maple syrup is made? Have you ever considered making your own maple syrup from your own trees? More
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
Forest landowners and tax professionals learn about forest finance, and timber sales and taxation in order to save money on taxes. Earn 8 CFEs. 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
Chainsaw Safety Training
Chainsaw Safety Training - Workshops Workshops
Join us for Chainsaw Safety Training, a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience to learn how to properly use chainsaws. 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
Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber
Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber - Workshops Workshops
This introductory short course is designed to enable participants to dry hardwood lumber to maximize product quality and value. More
SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood
SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood - Workshops Workshops
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
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
Photo by Aleksandar Radovanovic
Forest Products - Articles Articles
Forest products may include lumber and its byproducts, medicinal plants, maple syrup, and mushrooms just to name a few. More
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$5.00
Calculate merchantable lumber volumes of all commercially important species in Pennsylvania. More
Forest Finance 5: Opportunities from Ginseng Husbandry in Pennsylvania
Forest Finance 5: Opportunities from Ginseng Husbandry in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
This article provides information on ginseng as a native forest resource, ginseng culture on Pennsylvania forest lands, and marketing and legal considerations. More
Can Cutting Your “Junk Trees” Power Your City and Improve Your Forest?
Can Cutting Your “Junk Trees” Power Your City and Improve Your Forest? - Articles Articles
How managing low-use wood for bioenergy can incentivize sustainable forest management. More
From left to right and top to bottom: Mass spectra for the seven year old root (A), fresh root (B), twig (C), and leaf (D).
Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots - Articles Articles

Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

A case study of yew toxicity in fresh and aged yew roots and stem. More
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species - Articles Articles
How much does wood weigh? The question is simple enough for dry wood, but more difficult to when freshly cut. 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
Maple Syrup Production for the Beginner
Maple Syrup Production for the Beginner - Articles Articles
Maple syrup is among the oldest natural food products produced in North America. Folklore credits the Native Americans with the discovery of this flavorful natural sweetener. 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
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