Board Feet From Logs?
jostnix at aol.com
Mon Oct 13 11:30:58 EST 1997
mcready at northernnet.com writes:
>Why do many environmentalists have log homes? If we should 'save all our
>trees' why aren't they crying about all the trees wasted on their homes?
You just touched a nerve. The assumption that if you are not a radical
EFer or a channeled political greenie you are not an environmentalist.
Please go to http://forestry.miningco.com/aa082497.htm and read The
My contention is that the traditional environmentalist is trained at the
best forestry schools in the nation and work toward sustainability and
multiple-use. Ugly words to some...
>Just out of curiousity, how many board feet of lumber is needed to build
>an average three bedroom house?
Rule of thumb is 10 mbf per average house...
> And, how many houses could you build with
>lumber made from a three bedroom log home? (Always wanted to know this.)
Because of residues like slabs, kerf and other things you might not have
as much as you suspect. But I get your drift and there is some irony that
some no-cut activists love their wood products.
>Wouldn't it be nice if educated foresters, not environmentalists, could
>manage our forests? Forest management has come a long way since the
>clear-cutting of the early 1900s.
The fact is that foresters are everywhere. Lets just get them vocal and
involved in a newsgroup like this. Don't think for a minute the
alternative movements are skipping the internet as a forum...
``````) (_________John Stephen Nix
"Everybodys ignorant 'cept on different things" Will Rogers
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