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F1F Pith Rule

Does the FAS pith rule apply to F1F lumber?   The FAS pith limitation is: “56. No piece shall be admitted which contains pith, boxed or showing , exceeding in the aggregate in inches in length the surface measure in feet.”  I interpret this to say that if I see pith on the FAS side at all than I would have to say that it is boxed for a portion of its length and that is what I would use to determine if it exceeds the limitation for the FAS side of the board.  If... Read More
Posted by Dana Spessert at Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 0 comments
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White Maple

Hard maple board, 6” x 8’ FAS cuttings all sapwood and the reverse side 1 Common half of the cuttings were sapwood with the remainder of the cutting being heartwood on face and one edge, will it meet the requirements for a # 1 or # 2 white.  This board will not meet the #1 or #2 white requirements due to the fact that both edges must be sapwood in all required cuttings. “In No. 2 White Maple one face and both edges of the required cuttings shall be sapwood and the reverse side of... Read More
Posted by Dana Spessert at Friday, March 22, 2013 | 2 comments
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Supreme Court Sides With Timber Industry In Runoff Dispute

In a 7-1 vote on Wednesday, April 20, 2013, the Supreme Court reversed a lower-court ruling that said the run-off from logging sites is the same as any other industrial pollution, requiring a Clean Water Act permit from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA itself, disagreed with the lower-court ruling. The agency has since issued a new regulation that removes any doubt that water from logging roads is the same as runoff from a farmer's field, not industrial pollution. More... Read More
Posted by Renee Hornsby at Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 0 comments
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