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andrewm

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For anyone who uses a LOT of timber there was a good ad in the FT this weekend. Sugar maple at $140,000 for 396 acres or Black Cherry at $658,000 for 2956 acres. Beats a trip to the timber merchant. Anyone for forming a consortium. :)

Oh, and maple is in Vermont and Cherry is in New York (state). Sounds like an ideal retirement though if you could build a house and workshop in the middle of that 2956 acres and work your way through the rest. :D

Andrew

... anyone know the conversion between cu.ft and acre?
 

ike

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Andrew wrote:
anyone know the conversion between cu.ft and acre?
About a ton of sawdust?
:?
Ike
 

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Hi Andrew
you can't convert between cu ft and acres.
Acres are area measurement.
Cu ft are volume
Maybe you mean sq ft.
About 43,560 sq ft in one Acre
Or a very big workshop.

All the best

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Perhaps what Andrew meant was what was the likely yield in cu ft of an acre of trees. I suppose one could go and count the trees but sometimes that means you can't see the wood, plus there's always the danger of finding out if bears do actually do it in the forest
John
 

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Google is a wonderful thing...

"With an average of 6,797 board feet per acre, there
are 16.161 billion board feet of sawtimber in Maryland"

"For example, unmanaged Iowa woodlands may yield between 1,000 to 3,000 board-feet per acre"

"A densely stocked acre of Douglas-fir trees might have more than 20,000 board feet of timber. A poorly stocked acre of Douglas-fir might yield less than 5,000 board feet. Again, the exact volume of timber per acre depends on quality, size, species, and stocking density of the forest stand."

"typical timber harvests average 2,000 to 3,500 board feet per acre with all or most sawtimber size trees being harvested and cull or defective trees left in the woods but harvests from well managed stands should yield 5,000 to 10,000 board feet per acre harvesting only selected mature and defective trees. Typical harvest volumes are usually on a 30 to 40 year cutting cycle while the ideal volumes mentioned are on a 50 to 60 year cutting cycle"

In other words, there's a lot of black cherry in that New York sale.

If I were a rich man...
 

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Hi Pete

Now that is impressive.
I don't even like to ask how you managed
to get all that information.

All the best

John
 

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trevtheturner":1xbvsk3e said:
Blimey :shock: Excellent info., Pete. But how wide is a board? Could make a difference........... :roll: :roll:

Cheers,

Trev.
Obviously Trev is joking, but for those that don't know, a 'board foot' is 12" wide, and is assumed to be 1" thick, so there are 12 board feet to the cubic foot.

John
 
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