Calculate the value of standing timber.
DefinitionCalculation 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.
- 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
The student will
- represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically; and
- evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables.
The student will solve
- multistep linear and quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
- quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
- literal equations for a specified variable;
- systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and graphically; and
- practical problems involving equations and systems of equations.