trees suitable for sawing into planks, boards, etc.

1930–35; saw1 + timber Unabridged
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Sawtimber is relatively mature timber that is capable of producing logs of a
  specified size.
The timber is medium sawtimber with some large sawtimber trees intermixed.
Use sawtimber rotations with intensive management for both pine and hardwood
  type groups.
Contract work includes, but is not limited to, the removal of sawtimber and
  non-sawtimber of various species.
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