Timber Processing Capacity

Managing forests to reduce fire hazard and restore ecosystem function has increased the need for accurate information on timber-milling capacity and the capability of mills to process trees of various sizes. Implementing treatments to restore desired ecological conditions can require removing both larger, more valuable trees, as well as smaller trees with limited value and markets. Quantification of current milling capacity and elucidation of the sizes and types of materials that existing mills are capable of using are key components of financial analyses of timber sales, fire hazard reduction treatments, and ecosystem restoration programs.

Timber Use, Processing Capacity, and Capability to Utilize Small-Diameter Timber Within USDA Forest Service, Region One (Montana, Idaho)

See also: Forest Products Journal 55(12):143-147.)

Impact of the Great Recession and Housing Collapse on the Forest Products Industry in the Western United States

Forest Products Journal (Vol. 61 No. 8, 2012)

Timber-Processing Capacity and Capabilities in the Western United States

Presentation slide show (pdf)(2004)

See also: Forest Products Journal 55(12):143-147 (July/August, 2006)

Recent Posters

The Great Recession and the Western Forest Products Industry Poster (2012)

Timber-Processing Capacity in the Western United States (2006)

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