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Standing timber is primarily priced according to the amount of board footage able to be harvested from the trees, according to Timber Works logging company. A board foot is 144 cubic inches. Price also varies by species, diameter, length and quality of the logs.


Timber conversion is the process of turning a log into a pile of usable planks or boards. When sewing up the log, several things are considered, including the size of the tapper because this determines how the log is cut to get the most out of the resulting timber.


Timber company hunting leases are often advertised by the timber company itself. Application forms are available to download from each company website or forms can be requested once a suitable hunting tract has been located.


Steps required to build a timber retaining wall include measuring the area and calculating the size and amount of timber required, outlining the wall area with stakes, and digging a trench. Additional steps include laying down foundation timbers, staggering timber rows ...


Common defects that occur in timber include knots, shakes, wind cracks, upsets, twisting, cupping, bowing, rot and insect damage. These defects are typically grouped into three categories: defects caused by natural forces, defects caused by defective seasoning and conve...


In order to build timber steps into a slope first make each step, then dig out the slope as required before fitting the steps into place. Repeat the process while working up the slope, and then fill in the hollow, or tread, of the step.


As of 2015, some of the biggest timber companies in Georgia include Plum Creek, Rayonier and Scofield Timber Company. In November 2015, Plum Creek agreed to merge with Weyerhaeuser Company to create a timber and forest products company with more than 13 million acres of...