Assessing timber for the wood processing industry

Workshop on timber assessment methods

11th October 2007

What was the event?

There is a continuing need for the Scottish wood processing industries to stay competitive against imported timber. Competitiveness can be aided by optimizing the flow of timber to ensure as far as is possible that the right material is allocated to a specific processing facility.

To do this requires detailed knowledge of the raw material and methods for determining the wood properties of interest in the forest, at the roadside and in the log yard prior to processing, so that decisions on allocation can be made as early in the woodchain as possible.

Event details and programme (PDF-416K)

Who was the event suitable for?

Timber buyers, forest managers, sawmill managers and forest owners.

Where did the event take place?

Dunkeld Hilton House Hotel
Scotland PH8 0HX


For further information, please contact:

Evelyn Hall
Forest Research
Northern Research
Midlothian EH25 9SY

Tel: 0131 445 6916
Fax: 0131 445 5124