Introduction to Bucking Hardwood Trees for Value

Steps and Important Elements to Consider when Optimizing your Hardwood Tree Bucking!
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740 students
Learn the steps and the important elements to include in your tree bucking to ensure optimizing value.


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In this course you will learn to recognize important elements that affect the sawlog yield of hardwood trees when bucking for value.  These elements are decay, sweep and other defects.  You will also learn about the NHRI Tree Classification System and how the presence of decay, sweep and defect can reduce the sawlog yield if the appropriate bucking is not applied.  Finally, you will see the steps to follow and to guide you towards a strategy that will allow you to optimize your tree bucking for value!

Who this course is for:

  • Harvester Operators, Forest Managers, Supervisors, Woodlot Owners, Silviculturists, Sudents

Course content

6 sections17 lectures47m total length
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Northern Hardwoods Research Institute Inc.
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  • 857 Students
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The Northern Hardwoods Research Institute's mission is to produce and mobilize the knowledge and tools required by forest stakeholders to manage northern hardwoods and mixed forests optimally; in terms of resource growth, harvest volumes, timber value and long-term sustainability.  Since its inception the NHRI has always strived towards a research model to effectively provide tangible benefits to the forest sector. The goal is to provide user-ready knowledge that improves the financial and silvicultural sustainability of hardwood stands. Our work is focused on bringing solutions to our partners and clients.