# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Ecology and Environmental Management Task 1090169007

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Calculate the value of standing timber.

Definition

Calculation should include use of the following:
  • Biltmore stick or log rule to find diameter at breast height (DBH) and standing timber (number of 16-foot logs)
  • Clinometer and diameter tape
  • Pace chains
  • Conversion of board-foot volume of standing timber into market value for sawtimber and volume cubic feet into market value for pulpwood
  • Reading a volume table to find board-foot volume of standing timber based on DBH and number of 16-foot logs
  • Reading a tree scale for pulpwood to find the volume of cubic feet of timber based on the DBH and the number of 5-foot bolts.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does one calculate a pace?
  • What methods would one use to determine the board-foot volume of standing timber?
  • How is volume board feet and volume cubic feet converted into market price for sawtimber and pulpwood?

Related Standards of Learning

Mathematics

A.1

The student will
  1. represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically; and
  2. evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables.

A.4

The student will solve
  1. multistep linear and quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
  2. quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
  3. literal equations for a specified variable;
  4. systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and graphically; and
  5. practical problems involving equations and systems of equations.