Wood Products

Information on wood products from the forest, including use in wood lumber, paper, veneers, chemicals and firewood. Tips on chainsaw safety training, lumber prices and calculating the green weight of wood.

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Girl in forest throws paper airplane
From the Woods: Paper! - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Paper!

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

Why is paper important? This article explores the history of paper and how it is made today. It is part of an educational series for youth. More
Survival of the Fittest in the Wood Products Industry
Survival of the Fittest in the Wood Products Industry - Articles Articles
The reality is that the wood products industry is getting smaller. This article provides advice on how to remain a viable company. 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
Green Wood Weight Calculator
Green Wood Weight Calculator - Articles Articles

Green Wood Weight Calculator

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Specific gravity, green moisture content, and weight of selected North American wood species. 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
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