Proper season to fell timber?

John Miley jpmiley at hubcap.clemson.edu
Mon Feb 6 10:26:56 EST 1995


In general, season of the year refers to stump sprouting and conditions
of harvesting in the temperate zone.  Season of the year may also affect
the time in which felled timber can be left in the woods before removal
because of rot and sap staining.  Furthermore, these factors are
affected by rainfall and temperatures.  Thus, season of the year could
very well affect the timing of harvest to maximize quality and grade of
the lumber eventuall cut from the felled timber.  Phase of the moon has
not been found to have any effect on timing of harvest (that we know
of).
	Above information supplied by Dr. Larry Nix, Ph.D. Dept. of
Forest Resources, Clemson University.



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