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board foot

A unit of cubic content used in measuring lumber; equal in volume to an area of 1 square foot having a thickness of 1 inch.
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Thus at one site where the canopy was too thick to admit the needed light, he took out 5,000 board-feet of cedar that made a good sale for him and at the same time benefited the forest.
The company's selective timber harvests, and occasional clearcuts and replanting, are part of an ongoing program to sustain a cut of approximately 40 million board-feet a year on its property (figuring a three- to four-percent annual growth-and-cut rate), which gives you sustained-growth forestry-- the real thing.
Oregonian: "The years in which five billion board-feet of old-growth were hauled from the national forests of Oregon and Washington are over .
NFRC: "The new plans have the biological potential to sell five billion board-feet in a year without violating any existing law .
softwood lumber consumption will total 43,245 million board-feet for 1991, down from 45,159 million in 1990.
But even so, you're talking about a yield of 13,000 to 17,000 board-feet per acre, compared with 35,000 to 40,000 for conifer.
Forest Service and Western Wood Products Association confirm that the Northwest hardwood harvest, primarily alder, has boomed from 128 million board-feet in 1976 to 296 million in 1987.
5 billion board-feet of timber harvested from the National Forests that year.
I billion board-feet of timber worth $152 million was harvested from BLM lands, with 947 million board-feet valued at $146 million cut from BLM's lands in western Oregon alone.
After 48 years of uninterrupted logging, Collins Pine Company's Chester tract is producing a steady 35 million board-feet of timber a year.
The primary asset of Collins Pine is its forest of ponderosa and sugar pine, Douglas-fir, white fir, and incense cedar totalling more than a billion board-feet.
Since 1984 the company has sold two million board-feet a year of 12- to 18-inch-diameter trees.