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Pulpwood refers to timber stocks that are cut in order to make wood pulp for paper production. In the logging of mixed forest stands, the better trees usually are used for sawlogs for lumber production, while the inferior trees and components are harvested for pulpwood production. However, because of the low value of pulpwood, it is normally harvested only if the logging operation is fairly close to a paper plant (or pulping plant). Wood pulp is the most common material used to make paper. ... Piece of paper Paper is a thin, flat material produced by the compression of fibers (or fibres). ... Loggers on break, c. ... A dense growth of softwoods (a forest) in the Sierra Nevada Range of Northern California A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded area set aside for hunting). ... The coniferous Sequoia, the tallest tree species on earth A tree can be defined as a large, perennial, woody plant. ... Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ...


Pulpwood usually derives from four types of woody materials in a mixed logging operation. First are open-grown trees, that are heavily branched low on the trunk, and so make poor sawlogs. Second are dead or diseased trees. Third are tops and branches cut from trees harvested for sawlogs. And fourth are trees too small to harvest for sawlogs.


However, many stands of trees are harvested only for pulpwood without regard to timber production. This usually happens in mixed forest stands when the stands are owned by the paper company and in close proximity to the plant. It also happens in tree farms grown by the paper companies, where the farms represent monocultures of softwood species intended specifically for pulpwood. It also happens in certain areas of natural forest where there is little or no timber production value, such as some northern aspen forests. Monoculture describes systems that have very low diversity. ... Despite being fairly hard, cedar is a softwood Wood from conifers are generally referred to as softwood; the term is also used as an adjective for the trees that produce softwood. ... Species Populus adenopoda Populus alba Populus grandidentata Populus sieboldii Populus tremula Populus tremuloides Aspens are trees of the willow family and comprise a section of the poplar genus Populus sect. ...


Salvage cuts after forest fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, or other natural disasters often also are used for pulpwood. Fire in San Bernardino, California Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, or bushfire (in Australasia), is an uncontrolled fire in wildland often caused by lightning; other common causes are human carelessness and arson. ... Union City, Oklahoma tornado (1973) A tornado is a violent spinning storm typically shaped like a funnel with the narrow end on the ground. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


There is a growing body of evidence that paper production would be better served by growing herbaceous crops -- largely annuals, but also possibly perennials -- for paper fiber production. See fiber crop. Fiber crops are field crops grown for their fibers, which are used to make paper, cloth, or rope. ...


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Pulpwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (293 words)
Pulpwood refers to timber stocks that are cut in order to make wood pulp for paper production.
However, because of the low value of pulpwood, it is normally harvested only if the logging operation is fairly close to a paper plant (or pulping plant).
Pulpwood usually derives from four types of woody materials in a mixed logging operation.
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