# 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.


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



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


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.