Plant Information

Measuring Standing Trees and Scaling Cut Timber

Timber Sale Volumes, Weights and Prices

by Julian R. Beckwith, III
Associate Professor
(Wood Products)
D.B. Warnell School of Forest Resources
UGA Cooperative Extension Service

November 1997

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 1$\times$12, one foot long. However, for a product such as sawtimber, different timber-measuring standards, called...