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Determining the Processed CutStock Recovery Rate from Standing Dead Beetle - Killed Lodgepole Pine Timber

Findings from this study reveal that no statistical difference exists between the percentage of cut stock yield from green living trees and beetle-killed trees that had been standing dead for up to nine years. The percentage of a beetle-killed lodgepole pine tree-length log’s cubic volume that was clearwood or blue-stain and suitable for cut stock averaged 28.9%. The average percent of lumber that was suitable for cut stock averaged 73.6%. Finally, tree diameter, not time spent standing dead, is the more significant factor to consider when maximizing cut stock yield.