Wood used to manufacture paper, fiberboard, or other wood fiber products. Pulpwood size trees are usually a minimum of 6 inches DBH. Pure Stand stand where at least 80% of the trees are of a single species in the main canopy. Reforestation Reestablishing a forest by planting or seeding an area where forest vegetation has been removed.
Wood used to produce pulp or chips. Pulpwood usually is wood that is too small, of inferior quality, or of a species that is not used in the manufacture of lumber or veneer. It is sold by the cord. To estimate volume in pulpwood trees using Table 3, trees should have at least a 5-inch DBH and a minimum diameter inside the bark at the top of the bolt that is the larger of either 4 inches or 50 percent of tree DBH.
Wood used to produce pulp used in the manufacture of paper products; pulpwood is usually wood that is too small, of inferior quality, or the wrong species to be used in the manufacture of lumber or plywood.
Standing or harvested trees of an appropriate size (for example, 5 to 9 inches DBH) and species to be used to produce pulp for paper. Also see “Chip-n-saw,” “Diameter breast high,” “Merchantable timber,” “Sawtimber,” and ‘Veneer log.
Pulpwood refers to timber stocks that are cut in order to make wood pulp for paper production. In the logging of mixed forest stands, the better trees usually are used for sawlogs for lumber production, while the inferior trees and components are harvested for pulpwood production. However, because of the low value of pulpwood, it is normally harvested only if the logging operation is fairly close to a paper plant (or pulping plant).