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Unit 4 Woodland Management

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

A board foot is a piece of planed wood 1-foot long, 1-foot wide, and 1-inch thick.
 

 2. 

Foresters can estimate the amount of wood before trees are cut.
 

 3. 

The formula for cubic feet is length times width times thickness divided by 144.
 

 4. 

A standard cord of wood is a stack 4 feet ´ 4 feet ´ 8 feet.
 

 5. 

Diameter at breast height (dbh) is the thickness across the tree at 10 feet above the average ground level.
 

 6. 

Tree height is the usable length of the trunk.
 

 7. 

For sawtimber, tree height is expressed in terms of 8-foot logs.
 

 8. 

Commercial tree nurseries produce and sell large quantities and many varieties of trees for forestry use.
 

 9. 

The standard unit of measure for most lumber is the board foot.
 

 10. 

Timber and lumber are usually sold at a price per board foot.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The most basic consideration in modern forest management is the production of ____.
A.
soil
C.
recreation
B.
wildlife
D.
wood
 

 2. 

A standard cord of wood converts to ____ cubic feet.
A.
128
C.
244
B.
144
D.
48
 

 3. 

A ____ is the length to which each pulpwood log is cut.
A.
run
C.
bolt
B.
log
D.
stick
 

 4. 

Tree height is measured by a ____.
A.
dendrometer
B.
hypsometer
 

 5. 

Intermediate cuttings to assist young seedlings or saplings are called ____.
A.
liberation
C.
cleanings
B.
salvage
D.
sanitation
 

 6. 

The total timber volume produced by a stand can be increased by removing some of the trees, which is a procedure called ____.
A.
thinning
B.
managing
 

 7. 

Removing dominant, taller trees is called ____.
A.
cleaning
C.
thinning
B.
salvage
D.
liberation
 

 8. 

In ____ cutting, basically the entire stand of trees is removed at harvest and only a few of the best trees remain standing.
A.
selective
C.
salvage
B.
seed-tree
D.
sanitation
 

 9. 

____ cuttings cut most of the trees at the initial harvest, but trees called standards are left.
A.
Challenge
C.
Harvest
B.
Intermediate
D.
Coppice
 

 10. 

In ____ cutting, all the trees of a tract are harvested in a single operation.
A.
clear
C.
intermediate
B.
harvest
D.
coppice
 

Matching
 
 
Match the question with the correct response
A.
cubic foot
F.
144
B.
girdling
G.
prescription burning
C.
shelterwood cutting
H.
sanitation cutting
D.
analyze the situation
I.
direct seeding
E.
salvage cutting
J.
firewood
 

 1. 

Cubic inches in a board foot
 

 2. 

One foot wide, one foot thick, and one foot high
 

 3. 

Sold by the cord
 

 4. 

Kills the tree but leaves it standing
 

 5. 

Removes injured, diseased, or insect-infested trees
 

 6. 

Done when the damage trees are harvested and sold for wood
 

 7. 

The controlled burning of the undergrowth
 

 8. 

When a forest is harvested in two or three stages
 

 9. 

A method of reproducing the forest
 

 10. 

Part of a good forest management plan
 



 
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