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Lumber

Wood cut in such a way as to be used for building. Lumber may be traded as a commodity and is especially important in the construction industry. Sustainable woodcutting has become a significant issue in the lumber industry.
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The experimental design consisted of tree rows (containing four species of furniture timber trees, hazel bushes and grass alleys between the tree rows), forestry plots (comprising three species of timber trees and hazel bushes) and natural woodlots (consisting of mostly pine and beech trees).
The only external assistance has been provided by the Forestry Services Division s under the National Plantation Programme that offered technical advice and financial incentives on timber tree plantations from the taungya system.
The production forest reserve areas constitute the most important source of timber, comprising about one-third of the total growing stock of timber trees in the high forest zone.
The plantations are expected to comprise rare, high-value timber tree species, as well as more established well-known timber species.
Although considered to be a valued timber tree in Europe, Pinus sylvestrus has not proved successful in the same capacity in the United States, despite being planted extensively here, Wyman says.
Western red cedar has a rich history in North America and continues as an important timber tree of the western United States and Canadian forests.
It is now Britain's rarest native timber tree, with only around 7,000 in Britain and less than 50 north of the River Humber.
This tree has little commercial value as a timber tree, but it is valuable for the role it plays in retarding erosion by streambeds.
Red maple's low wood strength devalues the species as a timber tree. The industry is trying to adapt quickly to the change, researching new ways to capitalize on red maple.
The largest and virtually only commercially important timber tree of the American species is black cherry.