Measuring Standing Trees and Scaling Cut Timber
Timber Sale Volumes, Weights and Prices
by Julian R. Beckwith, III
D.B. Warnell School of Forest Resources
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Timber is Georgia's number one single cash crop for landowners. However, buying or selling timber can be a puzzling process, since different units of measure may be used for different products.
Larger timber has often been measured in ``thousand board feet'' (MBF), one board foot being equivalent to a 112, one foot long. However, for a product such as sawtimber, different timber-measuring standards, called...