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

# 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?

## 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.