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[saw-tim-ber] /ˈsɔˌtɪm bər/
trees suitable for sawing into planks, boards, etc.
Origin of sawtimber
1930-35; saw1 + timber Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • The dominant sawtimber sized poplar, oak and hickory are overly competing for resources.
  • Cankered stems have greatly reduced sawtimber value.
  • The dominant sawtimber sized oak, poplar and hickory are overly competing for resources.
  • Various forest products, such as spruce pulpwood and hardwood sawtimber have been removed over the years.
  • The damage results in trees that are multi-topped, crooked, and of much lower value for sawtimber.
  • The forest is made up of poor to fair quality, pole, and sawtimber sized trees.

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